Lies on Resumes Getting More Elaborate

Attorneys and compliance professional search firms

What are some things slipping through the cracks during interviews? According to U.S. News over a third of all resumes contain lies, and more than half contain exaggerations and partial truths. Those numbers are easily cause for alarm — especially among businesses and institutions who have a lot at stake and cannot risk negative publicity. Large corporations and law firms, for example, need to tread very carefully. Here’s what companies need to know:

The Most Likely Lies

U.S. News reports that job seekers are most likely to tweak dates of employment, exaggerate or tack onto past accomplishments, and embellish past job titles and duties. “We keep being told that working anywhere less than a year looks bad. So rather than fess up to Continue reading