4 Reasons Not to Lie on Your Resume…Period!

We’ve all been tempted to stretch the truth on our resumes at one point or another. Maybe you exaggerate your responsibilities a bit, or fudge the dates of your last few positions. After all, everyone does it, right? Wrong. Lying on your resume is a huge no-no, and can come back to bite you in more ways than one. Here are four reasons why you should always tell the truth – unless, of course, you’re really good at lying.

1. You Could Get Caught
In today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever for employers to verify the information on your resume. A simple Google search can turn up old news articles, LinkedIn profiles, and social media posts that conflict with the information you’ve provided. And if your lies are uncovered, it will reflect poorly on both you and your ability to perform the duties of the position you’re applying for.

2. It Creates an Inaccurate Picture of Your Skills and Experience
Let’s say you land an interview based on a lie you told on your resume – congrats! Now comes the hard part: actually having to do the job. If you don’t have the skills or experience necessary to perform well in the role, chances are you won’t be employed for long. Inaccurately representing yourself on your resume ultimately creates a false sense of expectations – not just for you, but for your employer as well.

3. It ruins your chance for a positive reference later down the line
Asking your previous employers to act as references is common practice during many job searches. But what happens when they tell potential future employers that you lied on your resume? Not only will this damage your reputation, but it will also make it harder to get hired in the future. Once a lie is out there, it can be difficult – if not impossible – to take back.

4. It says a lot about your character
Lying is considered a major character flaw by many hiring managers – and rightfully so. If you can’t be trusted to tell the truth on your resume, what else are you capable of lying about? Your integrity is one of the most important qualities an employer looks for in candidates, so it’s important to protect it at all cost. After all, once it’s gone, it may be gone for good.

So there you have it – four compelling reasons not to lie on your resume (unless you’re really good at it). The next time you’re tempted to fudge the facts a bit, remember that honesty really is the best policy… even if it doesn’t always get you the results you want in the short-term..”

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Best Career Change Action – Step #2

Does the idea of a career change fill you with dread, or are you excited for a new opportunity? If you’re stuck in a dead-end job, it might be time to consider making a change. But where do you even start? Here is Step #2 of Career Change Series. You can also find the link for Step #1 below.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

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Career ReVamp – 3.2 The Career Track

In a series we’ve explored what you want to do with your career and if you’re willing to change then ways you can start going about changing of the a career of your choice. In part 1 & 2, I talked about how to figure out your next career if you’re looking for a change. Part 3.1 talks about going the entrepreneurial route. Now, I’m talking about your possible career track in part 3.2.

The series talks about how you will use all of the information that you’ve written down in part 1 and 2 took yet your career tools such as your resume, cover letters, letter of recommendation and other pieces in your professional portfolio. If you are not sure what I’m talking about, then you can check out the resource for getting a portfolio completed by going here.

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Career ReVamp 3.1 – Entrepreneurial Track

This episode of a career revamp series touches on the areas of business ownership and ultimate freedom in the marketplace. It should not be taken lightly Due to the self development it will require of you.

It’s going to take some additional research and work to develop your entrepreneurial plan. To get help with putting this plan together, check out my resource

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If you want to go the corporate or employee track, look out for 3.2 of the Career Revamp Series

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Life Makes Room for Actionable Career Goals & Dreams

You envision your life a certain way when you’re children by the time you actually get to real adulthood, the reality is sometimes far different.

Life also has a way of making room for goals & dreams you push yourselves to achieve. It’s not just about having #goals and dreams…it’s the #work and sacrifices made to pursue those goals.

Your #career goals & dreams are no different. If you’re ready to take control of your career path but need a specific blueprint for your DREAM, let’s work together to get that done here.

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Respect is Required for Career Success

Unfortunately, the level of disrespect amongst people…especially on the internet & social media is at a all time high. If you follow this type of disrespect behavior in your #career…it will go nowhere FAST!

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Social Media can Make or Break Your Career Opportunities…Be Vigilant!

When it come to #socialmedia…. you’ve got to be careful what type of information you place on your profiles.

Take at look at all of your social media profiles right now and answer these questions:
1. Does your profile represent you positively or negatively?

2. What are you communicating about yourself in those profiles?

3. Will the info on your profile help or hurt your chances of landing the #careeropportunity of your choice?

How you answer those questions will determine how much adjustments is needed on your #socialmediaprofiles.

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Fight for Your DREAM Career!

Nobody can live out your dreams & visions like you can… because they are yours. Your #dreamcareer should be no different. Do you want to be a business owner, #lawyer, #doctor, designer or corporate #CEO?

It’s not going to get handed to you…. you have to work for it! Sacrifices must be made for dreams to become a reality.

If you’re looking to get started on carving out for DREAM Career, grab my FREE resource herewhile it’s still free.

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Getting Your DREAM Career in Gear

I have an announcement…my new ebook, From Clueless Teenager to Consummate Professional will be on pre-order in the next couple of weeks for my high school & college students!

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Is 2019 Your Year to Live Your DREAM Career?

Do you want your career to finally take the right direction based on what you want and not your current circumstances in 2019? Go grab my FREE Resource to get your career strategy underway here

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