This may be the worst lie ever told on a resumé. Like ever.

I was reading this recent CareerBuilder survey, which reports that 58% of employers have caught a lie on a resumé. (Most popular lie: skills embellishment).

As, CareerBuilder is apt to do, the survey contained a section of some of the most outlandish lies ever caught on a resumé.

Some that made that list include: Applicant included job experience that was actually his father’s. Meh.
Applicant claimed to have 25 years of experience at age 32. Getting warmer.

Then I scanned down and saw this doozie: Applicant applied to a position with a company who had just terminated him. He listed the company under previous employment and indicated on his resume that he had quit.


What’s the best lie you’ve ever caught on a resumé? And how did you catch it? Let me know in the comments below.

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