We may feel that putting a little so called “white lie” on our resume will be harmless and we will justify this by saying to ourselves “I am only pronouncing my experience”. But what were really are doing is lying to ourselves and to the employer. Avoid lying in your resume, it will bite you back later!
Here are 5 reasons why it’s best to avoid lying on your resume:
1. Most important of all – it’s illegal to do so and can result in your immediate dismissal. In fact it really isn’t fair on the other candidates who are in competition with each other. If one or people lie on their resume, it makes it really unfair competition in being considered for employment.
2. Employers will do reference checks on your resume as standard procedure. They will ask your referees about what you did and clarify with them if it is true and correct.
3. If you are asked to do something at work that you said in your resume you could do, only to not be able to do it, is embarrassing and very awkward. The employer or your manager will catch on.
4. A lie is a lie. No such thing as a white lie. You either worked for that particular employer in that role, or you didn’t. There is no in between.
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