TODAY'S LIST: The seven most common lies on resumes

Is everything on your resume 100% honest? Or do you maybe have a white lie, like saying you were a VP when you were really a manager?

CareerBuilder.com asked employers if they'd ever caught someone lying on a resume and 58% said yes.

The seven most common lies people tell are:

1) Embellishing their skill set

2) Exaggerating their responsibilities

3) Fudging employment dates

4) Making up a job title

5) Posting a fraudulent academic degree

6) Including a company you didn't work for

7) Listing awards you didn't receive.

So the big question - is it worth the risk to lie?

93% of employers say if they see a lie, it automatically makes them reject the person. But 7% are willing to overlook a lie if they really like the person.


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