lying on a resume

Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Do you remember that kid that sat across from you in Psych 101, who always cheated on exams and made up excuses about not turning in his papers? Don't be surprised if he shows up in the next cubicle, or in the executive suite at your company, and is just as deceitful. According to a new study from the... Read More »

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany' Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Read More »

Five Biggest Resume Lies Exposed

Five Biggest Resume Lies Exposed

According to a survey done by Forensic Psychology, 31 percent reported lying on a resume. Research culled by Jobacle suggests that the number may be as high as 43 percent; the breakdown of resume fibs looks like this: Read More »

Lying to Get a Job: Nine Famous Fibbers

Lying to Get a Job: Nine Famous Fibbers

According to an AOL Jobs Survey, one out of four people say they have lied or embellished the truth on their resume or in an interview to get a job. Does it ever pay to lie about your professional credentials? Here are the stories of some well-known resume fibbers. Read More »

Can You Negotiate For More Money by Lying About a Past Salary?

Can You Negotiate For More Money by Lying About a Past Salary?

Is it ever OK to lie about your current or past salary to a prospective employer? The Daily Worth sparked controversy when it recently reported a story of a woman who lied about her current salary by adding $5,000 to the figure she reported to a hiring manager and then negotiating for an additional $5,000 on... Read More »

Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the

Five Quick Ways to Get Your Resume Tossed in the "No" Pile

Submitting a resume to a recruiter or hiring manager is often the first step in building a relationship with an employer. Job seekers make decisions about what to add and omit from their resume in an effort to put their best foot forward and land an interview. But frequently, job seekers adopt a writing... Read More »

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