I have touched on this subject before.Â It is so easy to fudge just a bit on resume.Â Afterall, who would know that you were not the team leader of 10 employees, but the shift supervisor of 4.Â No one would know.Â But you would.
And eventually, most of it all comes out.Â
There is no profit or gain in lying.Â If the “truth shall set you free,” thenÂ lies willÂ bind you.Â Why.
There are artful ways of telling the truth about your accomplishments without extraganza, or downright incorrect, embellishments.Â
I read an article the other day and found the list of high profile offenders interesting – perhaps you will too.
Infamous RÃ©sumÃ© Lies
Here are the top nine ways people fib on their rÃ©sumÃ©s, according to Forbes.com:
- Lying about getting a degree
- Exaggerating numbers
- Increasing previous salary
- Playing with dates
- Inflating titles
- Lying about technical abilities
- Claiming language Fluency
- Providing a fake address
- Padding grade point averages