Honesty is Best Policy on Resumes

5 10 2009

Curriculum Vitae Here’s the dilemma: you’re proofreading your friend’s resume and it becomes pretty clear to you that he is taking more than a little bit of liberty with the truth – saying he conceived the idea rather than just implemented it, calling it a promotion rather than a lateral move, and glossing over that 13-month stint at that crazy start-up back in the dot.com boom.

What do you tell him? Remembering that competition is stiff out there – you know it’s the “Great Recession,” after all – and that he needs to stand out from the crowd.

Well, Readers, I hope you’ll remind him that honesty is the best policy.

— Marc Cendella, theLadders.com

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