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LIAR, LIAR, RESUME ON FIRE

By  Kathy Gurchiek – SHRM

If a job candidate looks perfect on paper, HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers should be wary. Sometimes in an attempt to stand out, an applicant makes an unforgivable misstep—lying or exaggerating on his or her resume.  

Education and experience are the types of information most often falsified on a resume or job application, SHRM Online reported in April 2015. CareerBuilder found that the most common lies are about the applicant’s skill sets (62 percent), followed by their responsibilities (54 percent), employment dates (39 percent), job titles (31 percent) and academic degrees (28 percent).

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