Lying on your resume can be a big temptation and the younger you are you're more likely to fib about your past!..Andrew Challenger of Challenger Gray and Christmas explains, “People who are just entering the work force for the first time will lie at a higher rate than people who are further in their career because of the significant obstacle they face because they don’t have any (or at least much) experience.” Challenger says it's not worth it. “It’s so easy to get caught. There’s a lot of information available online that employers can search very quickly.”.
A few little lies on your resume can cause you big trouble with recruiters as well . Challenger says recruiters can feel out the lies easily and will make sure everybody knows it. "I have spoken to many recruiters who have found out a candidate has lied. The candidate gets black-listed from them and they tell other recruiters as well. So it’s very damaging to your future reputation just to pad your past experience!"