Liars Get Caught! What NOT to Put on Your Resume
"Everybody does it" as they say. Face it, job market can be a very tough place to compete. If everyone inflates their experience then how can an honest person get a job?
Well, as tempting as it may be, you do NOT want to risk lying on your resume.
Whether it's personal information, job experience, or schooling - employers are finding new ways to sniff out liars and you don't want to be one of them.
While some information may not be easily verified, information such as a criminal record, can be very costly to you in event it is checked out. With sites like rapsheets.com you can never guarantee that an employer won't be able to find information, even if your employer is hiring you for domestic work and is not a business.
Clearly this is not place to boast about fake employment as you are going to list businesses you worked for which may be contacted for verification. As this is most likely area your interviewer will do a check on, avoid misrepresenting yourself at all costs.
Think that nobody will notice if you slip in an education you don't really have? Perhaps you do have skills, but you can't afford to claim education you can't provide proof of. EmployAct.com is a new service that will allow employers to have background checks - similar to criminal or credit checks - to verify your claim.
WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE
With all that said and done, how can you create a resume that will highlight your skills and abilities without needing to lie?