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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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Thou Shalt Not Lie

I’m starting to sound like your mother, aren’t I? I have to say it anyway: never tell a lie on your resume. If you’re wondering what kinds of lies I’m talking about, here are some that frequently appear on resumes and are apt to catch an employer’s attention:
◆ Stating experience at a particular place of employment where you never worked
◆ Misrepresenting the level of responsibility you held (for example, listing “Art Director” when you were really a graphic designer)
◆ Listing a school you didn’t attend
◆ Claiming to have a degree you didn’t obtain
◆ Taking credit for someone else’s achievement
◆ Overstating skill levels in a technical field
Lying on your resume can cause more damage to your career than you may realize. ...

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