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Resume Lies: How Common is Dishonesty? [Infographic]

And you thought Pinnochio was bad. Turns out your office is probably full of Pinnochios.

According to a new OfficeTeam survey, resume lies may be on the rise…   

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3 Ways I Know You’re Lying On Your Resume

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I have spidey-senses that can tell me if someone is  fudging the truth on their resume. I mean if it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t make sense; and it’s probably false or fudged. It’s that simple to me: I know you’re lying. This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are other signs, too. However, these are signs that almost 100% of the time prove the resume is false… and you are being less than honest. 1. Slash Titles Unless you are a business owner where you have your title and function listed in your resume title, i.e. “President   

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Even Little White Lies Will Hurt Your Career

Job Interview Fail

You find a job description that sounds awesome, only to realize the employer is looking for an intern with years of experience and a long list of skills.

But you want this internship. You need this internship! So what do you do in order to feel more qualified? More competitive? You lie…   

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Why Resume Little White Lies Are a Big Mistake [Infographic]


Ever since the Great Recession, companies are focused on shortening learning curves, building a great culture and doing more with less. This means, of course, they must hire the best.

For job seekers, this means competition has never been tougher. It also means that many are more-than-willing – in order to compete well on paper – to tell little white lies on their resume…   

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Exactly How Honest Should You Be During a Job Search?

Honesty During a Job Search

How far would you go to get a job? Would you bend the truth? Exaggerate your work history, education and skills? Blatantly lie during a job interview?

The Greek word parrhesia means “freedom of speech.” It also implies that one is obliged to speak the truth even if that involves a degree of risk. And most certainly: unless done with care and skill, it can be risky to speak openly and honestly about yourself when applying for jobs…   

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