While staring at my blank inbox screen on my hotmail account, I saw an interesting MSN article about the types of lies job applicants write on their resumes while searching desperately for a job.
Take a look at some of these examples CareerBuilder.com found while taking a survey conduced by hiring managers and workers:
-Candidate listed military experience beyond his birth date.
-Candidate claimed to have been a professional baseball player.
-Applicant invented a school that didn't exist
-Candidate claimed to be member of the Kennedy family
-Job seeker claimed to be the CEO of a company he merely worked hourly for
-Job seeker included examples of work which were actually those of the interviewer.
What do you think? How do you make a resume stand out without resorting to dishonesty?
18 percent of those surveyed on CareerBuild.com admitted to lying about their skill set, and 10 percent confessed to lying about an academic degree.
6 percent of hiring managers overlooked the false resumes and hired the candidate anyways.