Honesty is the Only Policy for Your Resume

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It’s been said over and over again that honesty is the best policy. However, when it comes to your resume, it is the only policy.

It used to be that almost everyone fudged their resume in some way. Perhaps they would embellish their work experience. Perhaps they would exaggerate on their education. Whatever the case was these little white lies where not uncommon.

These days it is certain that the truth stretching continues, but there is one huge difference. With all the advances in technology, it is far too easy to catch someone in a lie on their resume. In fact, many of the top companies in business today will pay a few bucks to have a resume they like searched for falsities. So, the risk is certainly not worth it.

Furthermore, being honest with an employer will allow you to be who you are. Even if you could gain employment by telling a lie or two, how long could you possibly sustain those lies? Maybe for awhile you would be okay, but eventually the truth would likely catch up to you and you may end up losing the job in the end anyway.

Instead of even thinking about what lies to tell on your resume, focus on what your real strengths are. Once you realize your greatest attributes, you can then seek out opportunities where you will naturally flourish.

Besides, even without technology, the business world may not be as big as you think. You never know who knows who and getting caught lying on your resume can lead to you being black listed from many opportunities. That’s because those in business tend to talk and may warn that your dishonest resume is out there.

Being honest with yourself and all potential employers is simply the right thing to do. Being honest on your resume gives every set of eyes that views it a true look at who you are and what you have to offer. Once you do get a job with the truth, you can be confident that you will succeed and you will be able to do so with the truth on your side.

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  1. A resume is a MARKETING Tool — not a confession. Do whatever you can to market yourself. Why would you give out a name of someone who would badmouth you? Give other names.I believe honesty is the best policy. An employer might not always see eye to eye with your previous decisions or actions but they will always respect your honesty.I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often. I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!

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