Companies are screening more closely than ever before. Getting caught in a lie could raise enough questions about your character to cost you the job.
Here's how recruiters and hiring managers sniff out resume facts from fiction.
The right resume can boost a salary offer if it boasts a killer summary statement, doesn't undersell or exaggerate, and its proprietor nails the interview.
The risk is high for jobs seekers who try to slip fake master's degrees, phony salaries and exaggerated titles into their resume and job interview.
Amid fierce competition for every single job, where do you draw the line between embellishing and lying on your resume?
Your resume should position you in the best possible light. But watch how far you go to accomplish this. Note the following suggestions for creating a more authentic presentation of your qualifications.