Christine DiGangi on the lies job hunters put on their résumés that don’t get them the job:
The magnitude of the lie doesn’t matter, because any form of intentionally misleading a prospective employer is sure to hurt your chances of getting the job
- Daddy Deception: An applicant listed his father’s work experience as his own, because the two shared a name. Junior didn’t get away with it.
- Doghouse: An applicant said he had previously been a construction supervisor, but his experience consisted solely of building a doghouse a few years before.
- Math Genius: A 32-year-old applicant claimed to have 25 years of work experience