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27 Lies Everyone Puts on a Résumé

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 3 of 28: Everyone gets let go or fired from a job at some point in their lives, and any reasonable employer will understand that if you properly explain the situation to them. What isn’t as easily overlooked, though, is forging employment dates on a résumé to cover up a time gap—but despite this, the OfficeTeam poll found that 26 percent of workers have lied about their employment dates.If you do have any gaps on your résumé—perhaps because your company closed down or because you took time off to raise your family—résumé expert Kim Isaacs explained to Monster that you should simply address those gaps in your cover letter instead of lying about them. And once your résumé is fib-free and ready to go, here is The Secret Trick for Getting Your Résumé Noticed.

2. Employment Dates

Everyone gets let go or fired from a job at some point in their lives, and any reasonable employer will understand that if you properly explain the situation to them. What isn’t as easily overlooked, though, is forging employment dates on a résumé to cover up a time gap—but despite this, the OfficeTeam poll found that 26 percent of workers have lied about their employment dates.

If you do have any gaps on your résumé—perhaps because your company closed down or because you took time off to raise your family—résumé expert Kim Isaacs explained to Monster that you should simply address those gaps in your cover letter instead of lying about them. And once your résumé is fib-free and ready to go, here is The Secret Trick for Getting Your Résumé Noticed.

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