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Have you ever hired what you thought was the perfect candidate and then find out that person lied on their resume after it was too late? This is an ever-increasing trend that has been a major problem that many businesses face each day. Hiring the wrong staff is one of the biggest challenges a start-up venture or really any company for that matter can face. A poll conducted by Harris Poll alongside CareerBuilder found that 60 percent of hiring managers have caught people lying on their resumes and it’s only getting worse. Ever since the recession in the United States, hiring managers have seen a substantial surge in the amount of people embellishing their resumes in order to stand out in the sea of competition. Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder, recommends if you want to enhance your skills, it is a better idea to embellish tangible examples from your professional experiences instead of lying on your resume and breaching the trust with the hiring manager from the very beginning.

 Most Memorable Resume Lies:

  • Applicant claimed to be the assistant to the prime minister of a foreign country that doesn’t have a prime minister.
  • Applicant claimed to have 25 years of experience at age 32.
  • Applicant claimed to have been a construction supervisor. The interviewer learned the bulk of his experience was in the completion of a doghouse a few years prior.
  • Applicant applied twice for the same position and provided different work history on each application.

What are some of the most memorable lies you have encountered? Click here to view the original article.

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