Lying on a Resume

Lying on a Resume

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Lying on a Resume is it all Really Worth it ?
Stephanie Brown
Indiana Wesleyan University

I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the IWU Catalog relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism did take place in the writing of this paper, I understand the possible consequences of the act/s, which could include expulsion from Indiana Wesleyan University

Lying on a Resume is it all Really Worth it?

First impressions are critical when it comes to finding a job. A resume is the first glimpse into a person’s life to a potential employer and lying on a resume is not a “good look” to employers and will mostly likely in badly.
Did you know that most people who cheat on their resumes only get caught because their job performance doesn’t match the experience that was documented on their resumes? Believe it or not more companies are doing background checks more and more AFTER an applicant is hired because their resume doesn’t mirror their “Experience”, and job seekers need to remember that getting caught in a little white lie -- even after being hired -- can cost the job. There's a fine line between marketing yourself and lying. You need to be sure to stay on the right side of that line.
According to research conducted by The Society of Human Resource Managers, over 53% of individuals lie about their resume in some way .(Mintz, 2012)
In today’s economy, finding job is hard. So many people are applying for the same positions that employers count on résumés to outline a person’s job history, educational background and special skills. Thus being said. If an employer hires a candidate whose resume contains false or misleading information and for some reason its discovered and is brought to the...

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