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27 Lies Everyone Puts on a Résumé

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 28: According to a poll of more than 1,000 workers and 300 senior managers conducted by the staffing firm OfficeTeam, 38 percent of managers said that they have seen their company take a candidate out of the running due catching them lying on a résumé. And yet, that same research showed that nearly 50 percent of workers are aware of someone in their lives having lied on their résumé, with that number rising to 55 percent for people between the ages of 18 and 34.Even though everyone knows that lying is frowned upon, workers apparently just can't help but try to paint their lives in the best light possible when it comes to the job application process—even if that means exaggerating the truth or just flat-out fibbing. Herein, we've gathered some of the most common résumé lies seen in interviews everywhere. So keep reading—if you can handle the truth, that is. And for some sage workplace advice, don't miss The 50 Top Secrets of a Perfect Work-Life Balance.

27 Lies Everyone Puts on a Résumé

According to a poll of more than 1,000 workers and 300 senior managers conducted by the staffing firm OfficeTeam, 38 percent of managers said that they have seen their company take a candidate out of the running due catching them lying on a résumé. And yet, that same research showed that nearly 50 percent of workers are aware of someone in their lives having lied on their résumé, with that number rising to 55 percent for people between the ages of 18 and 34.

Even though everyone knows that lying is frowned upon, workers apparently just can't help but try to paint their lives in the best light possible when it comes to the job application process—even if that means exaggerating the truth or just flat-out fibbing. Herein, we've gathered some of the most common résumé lies seen in interviews everywhere. So keep reading—if you can handle the truth, that is. And for some sage workplace advice, don't miss The 50 Top Secrets of a Perfect Work-Life Balance.

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