THREE RESUME LIES IN A ROW AND YOU'RE GONE
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
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.