Is the risk really worth the gain?
Companies are becoming increasingly savvy when sifting through applicants’ resumes. More detailed background checks are becoming common for pre and post hiring. These searches are not only looking for criminal history, but also to verify job experiences, education and references.
So, where’s the line between self-promotion and false information? It’s surprising how many job seekers lie on their resume to boost their chance of getting an interview. Lying on a resume can be tempting but there are big consequences for little lies. Take these facts into consideration before you update your resume next.