Lying On The Job

by | Mar 3, 2018

Lying On The JobApplying for a job? Honesty is the best policy.

Recently CareerBuilder conducted a survey asking 2,500 hiring managers to share some of the worst mistakes they’ve seen on a resume. Of that number, 75% said they have caught people lying on their resume or padding it to make a better impression.

Despite trying to sound more impressive, the attempt is not likely to land you the job; only 12% of hiring managers would still interview someone if there was an unusual claim to fame on the resume.

So what are some of the big blunders people have been busted for? According to Business Insider, one applicant said he worked for Microsoft but had no idea who Bill Gates was when asked. Another person said he had invented the computer code that had actually been written by the hiring manager.

For more examples of lies that cost people a possible job, check out the full story now.

You want to make a good impression but you also need to be able to back it up.

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