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9 Things You Should Never, Ever Lie About on Your Resume

GOBankingRates Logo By Erica Corbin of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 19: So, you applied to a job and said you were proficient in Excel to make your resume stand out from the pack. Great. The only thing is that you aren’t exactly sure how all those little so-called “cells” and “formulas” work. To be fair, at your old job, you watched Mike from accounting type some stuff in there once, so you’re pretty sure you could pick it up if you fiddled around with it enough. Proficiency shmo-ficiency, right?
Wrong.
Lying on your resume to make yourself look like the ideal candidate can easily backfire. If you’re found out, you damage the trust between you and the potential employer, as well as your reputation in the industry. Understand the things you should never lie about on your resume so you can avoid a potential interview nightmare.

So, you applied to a job and said you were proficient in Excel to make your resume stand out from the pack. Great. The only thing is that you aren’t exactly sure how all those little so-called “cells” and “formulas” work. To be fair, at your old job, you watched Mike from accounting type some stuff in there once, so you’re pretty sure you could pick it up if you fiddled around with it enough. Proficiency shmo-ficiency, right?

Wrong.

Lying on your resume to make yourself look like the ideal candidate can easily backfire. If you’re found out, you damage the trust between you and the potential employer, as well as your reputation in the industry. Understand the things you should never lie about on your resume so you can avoid a potential interview nightmare.

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