Job Applicants’ New Lie

Amazingly, the new trend on lying on resumes is taking off experience, reports Applicants who’d rather have any job than the perfect job are removing higher-level titles in the hopes they won’t be turned down because they’re “overqualified.”

“The best ways to spot this new type of dishonesty?” asks HR Morning. “The same ways HR and hiring managers catch other applicant lies—by asking probing questions during the interview and when checking references.”

Lying on your resume is a bad idea, we swear—you will get caught eventually. This stuff just doesn’t stay hidden anymore. And if you’ve broken that trust between yourself and the manager who hired you, it’s gonna get pretty awkward at work.

Would you “dumb down” your resume? Would you hire someone who had?