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May 28, 2012


Great post Alexandra!

You would think that someone who was smart enough to get to the executive level would know not to lie on his resume.

What’s worse was the cover up. As you mentioned, acting defensively makes things worse. There are countless examples of how this has burned people. People should remember the best policy is to approach the situation like a band-aid; admit your fault quickly and move on… or better yet, don’t lie in the first place.

How do you draw the line between making your resume sound as good as possible with stretching the truth too far?


@Aaron: Great question, and I feel it's a fine line. I like to ask myself: "if the employer found out that I said on my resume that I was an account supervisor instead of an account manager (for instance), would he or she care?" If the answer is yes, then you've probably gone too far.

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