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Most Common Resume Lies Job Seekers Tell
Most Common Resume Lies Job Seekers Tell
Here are the most common lies job seekers may tell in an interview, as listed by Rediff.

Extending Dates Of Employment: Knowingly or unknowingly jobseekers tend to commit this common mistake of extending dates of their previous jobs and lie about their work history and tenure for which they held a position. Moreover job seekers try to overdo this instance just to create a demand for themselves wherein they feel they can get better pay package and get hired for higher positions. Along with this job seekers try to hide gaps and portray different personality to enhance their appeal in front of potential employers. But recruiters can easily find out the truth by running a reference check on such applicants.

Faking Employment With Unknown Company Or Self-Owned Business: With the internet penetration on the rise and technology right on the fingertips, job seekers are intentionally taking advantage over this process by falsifying fabricated organizations and citing them as past employers. And it can be rightfully said as another attempt made by job seekers to hide gaps in their work history. Job seekers even go to an extent of faking about working for an organization that has now gone out of business or actually belongs to a relative or friend.

The only reason candidates tend to hold back from telling the truth about their time off is because they feel the employer will doubt their competence and might even resist on giving the job or negotiate anything further.

Exaggerating the salary package: Most of the time job seekers confidently lie about the salary package of their previous work. To add on to that the companies also fail to research or check on the job seekers previous salary slips and result in paying higher packages. Exaggerating the salary package is and has been one of the most common practices by the job seekers over the years. And the only intension behind this falsified information is that the job seekers feel they can exploit this opportunity to drive up their salaries and boost their bargaining position. Therefore the recruiter should make sure that there is instant check over all the details provided and make sure such unethical practices must be stopped at that very time.

Concealing criminal records: Job seekers understandably fear that their applications will be instantly rejected once recruiters find out that they have a criminal record. And to shadow this instance job seekers try to give a clear image by falsifying untrue information regardless to however big the crime was. Candidates should avoid these kind of instances and make themselves aware that this is the age of technology and nothing goes unnoticed nor can it be completely hidden.

With the internet being a powerful tool and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter revealing too much about a candidate’s past. Recruiters can easily find out about such frauds by conducting a criminal background check.



Lying about qualification and/or professional license: When companies post job openings, they also provide job descriptions and basic requirements information like degree, experience and skill that the applicants must mention. To fulfill these eligibility criteria, job seekers try to forge and provide falsified academic degrees and lie in the resume to land up on a job. To add to that this forgery is not only limited to academic qualifications but in some cases even certifications and technical skills are faked to seek jobs.

Employers should make sure that they don’t hire dishonest candidates like these who falsify unjustified titles to his/her name. This is also a very important matter of concern because employers can be legally liable and may suffer financial penalty for incorrectly passing off employees as stated.