It’s a tough job market, and when the stakes are high – and attached to your livelihood – lying on a resume can seem worth the risk. Recent college graduates can be especially tempted to fib on their first resumes as they face the dreaded experience hurdle to qualify for jobs.
Neil Gaiman, blockbuster author from the UK, confessed that he lied on his resume to gain jobs as a freelance writer. Though he was never caught, he has since discouraged students from following suit, saying that the Internet has made it almost impossible to get away with lying.
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