Too Good to be True?

From Forbes.com, via Wired News, comes this article on resumes.  It seems that as many as 40% of all resumes include some enhancement of the facts.  Employment dates are often fudged to hide periods of unemployment.  Grade point averages and even degrees earned may be the result of creative resume writing, rather than actual accomplishments.  Previous salaries may also be suspect.

The article reports that potential employers are spending more time than ever checking references, which is a good policy.  A little time on the phone could save a lot of headaches later.

Here’s a link to a Forbes slide show on their selection of best resume lies.

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