Embellish Your Resume Without Lying


Most of us accept the fact that, many times, a sales pitch tends to stretch the truth: That stain remover really can't make a grape juice stain disappear from white carpeting "like magic," and Sea Monkeys aren't really cute little mermaid-like creatures that frolic around in an underwater kingdom. But stretching the truth on your résumé, even though it is the equivalent of a sales pitch promoting you, is never acceptable. While you may feel the need to pump up your résumé to grab an interviewer's attention and land that prized position, eventually these "little white lies" will catch up with you. So how can you enhance your résumé without going overboard? Try some of these tricks: