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.

Big mistake.

As shown in this infographic by BackgroundChecks.org, exaggerated dates of employment, a college degree that was never actually earned, and awards that were never won are among the most common – and also the most easily discovered through social media, reference and formal background checks.

Take a look, and then ask yourself: “Is resume fraud really worth losing not just a job, but my credibility?”





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