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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

Why dishonesty in a job application is improper and inappropriate

When applying for a job, a person may feel they can cut out some truths or include little white lies in their application, to help them have a better chance at securing their desired job.

Dishonesty in the workplace is real and is a big challenge for many employers and recruiters.

Acts of dishonesty and deceit when job searching include lying on a resume, fabricating employer referees, changing job titles that appear more impressive and even adding in made-up education details.

Being dishonest is wrong because it creates unfair advantages for those who lie in their application documents. If an employer finds out that a job seeker lied in their application, they may take critical action and the job seeker may not be offered the job.

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