Resume

Hiring Managers See More Lies on Resumes

Editor’s Note: In a survey of 3,500 employees by HireRight, it was reported that 88% of those tested had lied on their resume compared with 70% five years ago. In this article in Fortune, Anne Fisher interviews Mary O’Loughlin, HireRight’s vice president of global customer experience, to find out why people are exaggerating on their…

COMMON SENSE ABOUT RESUMES

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A number of recent articles, including one in the New York Times, “Can I Hire Someone to Write My Résumé and Cover Letter?” by the Ethicist, question whether you should write your own resume -presumably to show off your writing skills – or whether you ought to hire someone to do it. Since I regularly write…

Have you ever lied on your resume?

Dishonesty

You’re writing your resume and decide to say, “I was responsible for growing the business from 100k to 2 million dollars in 1 year.” Impressive. But, you didn’t mention that your company bought another company with 1 million in sales or that you worked within a team of 10. Is this an embellishment or a…

RESUMES: Does Size Matter?

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RESUMES: Does size matter? BY LAWRENCE M LIGHT, recipe eJobCoach.com Recently I worked on a resume for a woman who is graduating with an MA from a well-known school. When I sent her the first draft,after having interviewed her for an hour, she immediately said, “This is two pages. I always have been told to…