Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

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By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany'


Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume.

When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and desperation on the part of my first employer. I really didn't have much of a resume: four years in the Air Force building a SCRAM system for a nuclear reactor and a startup in Ann Arbor, Mich., but not much else.