How to Weed Out the Lies and Exaggerations on Résumés

If your job involves hiring, you know how frustrating it can be staring at all those résumés. Which claims are real, which are exaggerations and which are just flat-out lies? And when hiring, you need to think about each résumé as a used car ad — the candidate is trying to sell you something, so you need to adopt a buyer-beware attitude before falling for that sales pitch.

The recession caused a big increase in the number of applicants who are adding a little "creative writing" to their résumés and the Internet is full of ways for applicants to add to that creativity. Business Management Daily's Editorial Director Pat DiDomenico describes five things you can do to smoke out those résumés lies.


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