Career of Lies: Resume Lies Skyrocket

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DALLAS — Let’s face it, there is such a thing as being too honest, but that doesn’t mean you need to go overboard in the lying department, especially on your resume.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, the number of people caught lying on their resume stacks up taller than one of Pinocchio’s tales.

A whopping 58% of employers said they’ve caught someone stretching the truth on a resume. While our favorite puppet had aspirations of becoming a real boy, most resume fabricators are just trying to find a real job.

But with most employers saying they would automatically cross-off a liar, is it even worth it?

We asked some people around town what they thought and heard answers ranging from people needing to do it so that they could get the money they needed, to hearing a story about a person who lied about having a Master’s degree receive a $90,000 a-year job.

But maybe it`s best to save the stories you’ve improved for your high school reunion or be prepared for your career to go up in flames.

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