Infamous Resume Lies

CareerBuilder.com writer

OK, while it's not quite a "crime" (more like a misdemeanor), resume lies -- and those who tell them -- don't fare well in the working world. Yet somehow, these seemingly harmless untruths are still making their way onto paper and into the hands of future employers.

Although just five percent of workers admitted to fibbing on their resume, 57 percent of hiring managers say they have caught a lie on a candidate's application, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. Ninety-three percent of those who spotted the lie did not hire the candidate because of it.