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How to lie on your resume

Its just not worth it to lie on your resume, Davis says. Hiring managers were not born yesterday. A single question is enough to catch you out on a lie. It causes an embarrassment and an awkward situation for everyone in the room.

And once youve been caught, youve trashed your opportunity to get hired and damaged your reputation. Jan 31, 2015 As you write your resume, forget about your tasks and duties.

Anybody in the job would have done that stuff. We want to know what you brought to the assignment, and how you left your mark! You really don't know what you're into when you start with a simple lie on your resume. You have to go all the way and the lie will grow with time, making it harder and harder. I don't recommend anyone to do this if they don't know what they're getting into. Lying on your resume can be enough to destroy the relationship of trust and confidence between you and your new employer.

This would constitute gross misconduct and could cost you your dream job. However, if youre planning on lying on your resume, here is some food for thought. How can the answer be improved? Lying on your resume can also impact your future employment. FindLaw notes that it can be harder to get hired when you have a termination for cause in your work history.

The question is whether it's worth taking a chance on being caught in a lie. Better bet: Instead of fudging your academic credentials, think about what you can add to your resume to demonstrate your education. Other professional development, honors or awards, and extra coursework might be relevant, says Isaacs. 2. Date deception.