May 11, 2020 - 09:17 PM
That's because you can be fired for such an offense even years later if an employer finds out. If it was a simple mistake – you put a 3.1 instead of a 3.4 GPA – and you've submitted a transcript with the correct GPA, then just mention it to the hiring manager and correct it on your resume. If you're a strong enough candidate, the hiring manager is likely to overlook the error.
If you don't get the job because of the error, it's much better to take your medicine now and know that you have nothing to fear in the future because you're being truthful. CareerBuilder says that while 51 percent of employers say they would reject a candidate who was caught lying, admitting your mistake before then can show that you aren't trying to hide anything.