Getting caught lying
on a resume can scuttle years of genuine hard work and
people can call it enhancing, polishing or embellishing,
but most human resources people and managers call it lying.
your qualifications on a resume has always been tempting
to some, but it's even more prevalent now that companies
are receiving hundreds of applicants for each position.
In an effort to stand out from the crowd, some job seekers
will stretch the truth until it screams like it was on
a medieval rack.
A job seeker
can present a resume that gets him or her an interview
without having to outright lie. Job seekers need to boil
down their prior contributions, their skills and talents
and craft the resume in a way that gets the reader's attention.
rule of thumb is never to lie on a resume.
Some human resources people estimate that as many as one
in five job seekers fibs somewhere on his or her resume.
first rule of thumb is never to lie on a resume.
human resources people estimate that as many as one in
five job seekers fibs somewhere on his or her resume.
And the chances
of getting caught are greater these days, as companies
take a closer look at the candidates they hire, scrutinizing
backgrounds and checking references.People are asking
for a greater scope than they were before. that performs
background checks for companies.
to be the least-checked item on a resume, but now companies
are delving into that with a closer look. Most often job
seekers will lie on a resume to cover up something they
feel is a deficit, such as a lack of experience. But,
say career experts, your resume can be crafted in such
a way that it remains truthful but highlights your talents
and downplays your weaker areas.The first step is to focus
on your previous positions and really boil down your contributions.
each task you performed and its ultimate impact on the
business. Did it save the company money? Did it improve
productivity or quality?. What you are really doing is
focusing on an end result?. A lot of people know what
they did, but they don't always focus on the end result.
What every employer wants to know is how you cut costs
or increased revenues. It's really about time and money.
"Consider a process or problem that you faced, what
action you took to address it and the result to the company.
It's that sparkling result that should make it into a
line on your resume. The more specific you can be, the
stronger the resume.
If you have
a spotty tenure with former employers, lasting just a
few months, then don't include some of the non-pertinent
ones on your resume. Note where you worked in terms of
years, not month to month. If you have a longer gap between
jobs, be prepared with a good explanation to give in a
well-written cover letter. Consider how you present the
information on your resume, say career experts.Start with
an outline of your strengths and achievements, and place
less-glowing areas toward the end.