What Happens if You Get Caught Lying on a Resume?
Lying on a resume might get you fired. You’re not only breaking your employer’s trust but also breaching the contract, especially when you signed a declaration that what you’ve presented on your job application is accurate. On top of that, you’re making your reputation go down the drain.
When can you possibly get caught? There are plenty of situations, actually: you can make a slip in front of your boss and coworkers, have your skills verified with a task, or get third parties to find out about the inconsistencies during background checks.
Still wondering how many people do it and how? Or maybe you’d like to hear what recruiters have to say about it? Read more on whether it’s okay to lie on a resume.
Want to save time and have your resume ready in 5 minutes? Try our resume builder. It’s fast and easy to use. Plus, you’ll get ready-made content to add with one click. See 20+ resume templates and create your resume here.
Sample resume made with our builder—See more resume examples here.
Thanks to Zety, you won’t have to lie on your resume to get the job. Learn what relevant experience is, find out how to write the work experience section, and what professional accomplishments to select to meet the employer’s criteria.