What Me? Lie On My Resume? Who Will Know?
The temptation to lie on a resume is great! How can it hurt if I stretch
the truth a bit? Employers see lots of resumes. How are they going to
know who lies and who doesn't?
Whoa! Let's stop a minute and
reflect on what lies can REALLY do
on a resume.
1. Lying and stretching the truth may
come out anyway. You, job seeker,
might exaggerate to the wrong people
and get caught LYING!
2. Are you so unsure of yourself that
you have to LIE to get a job? Poor you!
3. MANY, if not all employers who find
out the truth behind a lie will dismiss you
on the spot.
4. Why lie? If your accomplishments and
skills seem below par, better to tell that
to an interviewer than to be seen as a
Finally, a lie makes you feel guilty,
Ethically, you, job seeker, need all of
the positive parts of yourself to get a
new job. Omit lies to yourself and get
onto finding a good job without falsifying
Lying on a resume deserves the file 13
we all know about. Keep your head up
high and know yourself as a truth teller,
not the liar who falls from grace eventually,
especially on a job. Your mom was right,
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"Do You Have a 'Hotsy-Totsy' Resume?"
Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Certified Job & Career Transition Coach
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