A lot of people are tempted to include untruth into their resume to make them sound more experienced and qualified. According to the recent study by the Society of Human Managers, more than 50% of resumes include lies. You can learn more interesting facts from this helpful infographic and check the top 25 Ridiculous Lies People Write In Their Resumes!
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People are inclined to believe that working less than a year doesn’t look attractive in the eyes of the employers. That’s why a lot of job seekers stretch the dates of their employment.
Lie About Past Accomplishments
A flat out lie about past skills and accomplishments is not the same as improving your actual skills, so unless you really did it or know how to use it, never mention it in your resume.
Even if you get employed thanks to a resume lie, mentioning skills or experiences you don’t actually have can result in a failure later on. Keep in mind that you will be expected to carry out similar tasks again and again!
Fabricating Education or Degree
This lie is not even worth trying as it may lead to getting fired immediately. Thus, do not be someone who claims to have the degree if you haven’t graduated from the college.
Unexplained Employment Gaps
Be honest and tell the truth rather than lie about your fictional job in order to cover gaps.