Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THREE RESUME LIES IN A ROW AND YOU'RE GONE

Well, it appears that a whopping 78% of resumes are misleading and 27% of U.S. workers have been fired due to resume lies. This is in an attempt to be more competitive, some jobseekers do something that is not only unethical, but also can be illegal. Oh, in their minds they justify it by saying it's only a little white lie. Or an exaggeration. Or an embellishment. But no matter the semantics, it's still fraud. 46 percent of job applicants commit some form of resume fraud, according to ADP, a human capital management and research firm.

The top 10 resume lies, according to Marquet International, a security consulting firm:
Stretching work dates
Inflating past accomplishments and skills
Enhancing job titles and responsibilities
Exaggerating educational background
Inventing periods of "self-employment" to cover up unemployment
Omitting past employment
Faking credentials
Falsifying reasons for leaving prior employment
Providing false references
Misrepresenting a military record

Before you commit resume fraud, consider this:
Lying about your education is illegal in some states. You not only face a stiff penalty, but also a loss of your personal credibility.
Employers in every state can fire you with the snap of a finger if they catch you in any resume lie.
The chance of getting caught in a resume lie is very high. Thanks to the digital age, verifying information is easier and faster than ever.!YOU
Nearly 96 percent of all employers conduct background checks on prospective employees.

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