Do you ever find yourself fudging the truth on your resume?
You’re not alone.
ResumeBuilder.com surveyed 1,250 Americans about what they’ve lied about when looking for a job. Seventy-two percent admitted to lying on their resume.
The biggest lie was about education, with 44% of respondents saying they stretched the truth regarding their academic bona fides.
Years of experience marked the second biggest falsehood, and skills or abilities rang in third.
“People lie during the hiring process when they don’t have the all the required skills, education or experience, but feel that they can embellish or lie in order to secure the position,” says Stacie Haller, Chief Career Advisor at CareerBuilder.com.
“They know that the
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