Question: Why Should You Never Lie On Your Resume?

It will jeopardize your career

It won’t take long for your employer to realize the job doesn’t fit you and you’ll be stuck trying to explain to future employers why you were let go.

Many companies in the same industry know each other, so if you lie to one employer, word may spread about your unethical ways.

Is it a crime to lie on a resume?

In itself it’s not illegal or unlawful to lie, fib, tell untruths, etc, on a resume. But lying on your resume most probably won’t land you the job interview, never mind the job itself. If you’re found out after landing the job, you’d be sacked immediately with no compensation.

What happens if I lie on my resume?

If you’re caught lying before you’re hired, you won’t get a job offer. If the organization discovers you lied after you’ve been put on the payroll, you can be fired. Lying on your resume can also impact your future employment. The question is whether it’s worth taking a chance on being caught in a lie.

Can you get away with lying on your resume?

You WILL Get Caught

Okay, there is a small chance you’ll get away with lying on a job application or on your resume. Perhaps your resume lies were inconsequential, or the company doesn’t bother to check your story out, or you just don’t stay at the company long enough for the truth to spill out.

Is it OK to lie about GPA on resume?

While it is okay to leave your GPA out (unless the employer asks for it), it is not okay to lie about your GPA on your resume. It is very easy for an employer to verify your GPA by looking at your transcript. If you lie, you might lose a chance of getting the job, or (if you are already hired), you risk being fired.