From the article: What To Do When You've Lied on Your Resume
Review a list of the most common resume lies submitted by About.com site visitors and add lies that job seekers use to make their resume look better to our list. List a Resume Lie
- I passed on the first try. You've got to answer the questions with the answers the management wants to hear, not what you think is correct.
- —Guest Rich in PA
- I've seen more resumes than I can count where the applicant upped the salary they were making. I always check so they always get caught.
- —Guest Janine
Company That Didn't Exist
- When I asked for contact information for the candidate's last employer he waffled - turned out he'd made up the company. It was all fiction.
- —Guest Mark Williams
- The applicants dates didn't match up at all - there was overlap between jobs that didn't make any sense.
- —Guest Hillary Harshman