Aug 19, 2018 - 12:47 PM
But should people put untrue information on their resumes? No, they should not. While the moral side of this question stays between you and your conscience, practically speaking, count on employers learning the truth at some point. Whether this point arrives during the job application process or after you start working, it will likely cost you the job.
Today, it is easier than ever for HR professionals to fact-check your resume. Data such as your dates of employment, where you went to college, and whether you graduated can come up with a quick online search. Employers may have to do a little more digging to check information about your pay, job responsibilities, and grades, but these facts are usually not difficult to access either.
You should also not neglect the impact of social media. Some employers will straight out ask to view your social media accounts. Others may just snoop around, which is easier to do than many think, even with existing privacy settings. Posts that contradict information in your resume can put an abrupt end to the job application process.