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Fraudulent Resumes Getting Busted: the Common Lies

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by staffnetinc

When putting together your resume it is important to be completely truthful. You might be tempted to embellish the truth a little bit, or to even make something up in order to gain an advantage. Don’t! Doing so could be a costly mistake.

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Fudging the truth on a resume is something that is done quite often. This is especially true with individuals who have been turned down for job after job and are becoming desperate. According to some studies, some 34 percent of job applicants have lied on their resumes. Areas that are most commonly lied about include education, employment dates, job titles and technical skills.

The problem is that lying on your resume is not only unethical, it’s much easier to find out about these days. All companies have to do to verify your resume is to do a quick search online. If they find out you’ve lied, not only will you not get the job – you’ll never have the opportunity to interview with them again. You may even receive a reputation for lying, which is the last thing you want following you around.

Be sure to contact us online at StaffNet for additional resume building advice today.

Filling in Your Resume Gaps

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by staffnetinc

businessman jumping gapJob hunting when you are unemployed doesn’t always net you a position immediately. In fact, it can take a while to find a job. The longer that you are unemployed, the larger your resume gap becomes. Don’t let that resume gap prevent you from finding the right job.

Find a non-profit organization and spend your free time volunteering. You can work at creating the organization’s newsletters, helping to write grants, coordinating different fundraising events and more. Not only will this provide you with valuable experience and possible connections, it will look especially good on your resume.

If you are having trouble finding paid employment, consider becoming an intern. Internships are often only part time and unpaid to boot, but you will get more back from your experience than just money. Internships can provide:

  • Important experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Make important connections
  • Boost your resume
  • A potentially job offer with that company

Another option is to go back to school and take a few classes or get a degree that relate to your job skills. This will make a nice addition to your resume.

If you are still seeking employment in the Atlanta area, contact StaffNet today.