A word to the wise, don't lie on your resume.
Steven Silvers of Scatterbox recounts a how a colleague recently sent him the resume of one of his fomer employees to review. Steven was shocked by what a “great” employee he had been:
“Woven throughout the guts of his perfectly written, perfectly formatted resume were clients he barely knew, staffs he never supervised and budgets he never managed. Of course my client was impressed. It was a made-for-employer docudrama, a compelling story based on actual events. But it was fiction.”
Steven's old employee isn't alone. In a survey by InfoLink Screening Services, a national employment background checking firm, nearly 36 percent of applicants falsify information on their resume.
In the age of Social Media, it is more important than ever to be truthful and transparent in all that you do and the resume must be especially pristine. Why, because you are more likely to be found out and exposed to the cold, hard light of day that the Internet shines on all activities.
Steven didn't publish the name of his ex-employee, but he is a visiable figure and people might ask his opinion on this particular employee again. Not to mention that in some states, lying on your resume might land you in jail.