4 Consequences of Lying in a Job Interview

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By Alison Green

Thinking about padding your résumé or exaggerating your experience in a job interview? Maybe you've considered inflating your salary history to see if you can negotiate a higher offer from a new employer. Stop right there.

Lying during the hiring process can destroy your chances of ever being hired with that employer – and it's easier to be caught than you might think. Here are four particularly disastrous consequences you might face if you lie in an interview.