Expect to be drilled a bit more than usual during interviews about your experience and skills.
“Unfortunately, employers can’t always take everything on a résumé at face value,” says Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam.
A recent survey by OfficeTeam reveals that one in five employees knows someone who has lied on his or her résumé.
How are they stretching the truth? The type of information employees are most often misrepresenting or exaggerating about are:
Job duties 58%
Employment dates 24%
Job experience 9%
Best advice: When crafting a résumé, avoid ambiguous descriptions of skills (such as, “familiar with” or “involved in”). Be specific, so no one suspects that you’re trying to hide a lack of experience.
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