Why not to lie on your resume

   Many people think they should “embellish” their resume to make themselves seem more important but that can end up being a big mistake.   This lesson is something we are learning from Yahoo CEO, Scott Thomson.   Scott (or his head hunter) decided to include on his resume that he had a degree in accounting and computer science when in fact he did not.  I read an article that states people are saying it is no big deal that he does not have the degree he listed on his resume because he still has the skills and abilities needed to run the company.

  The issue is not that he is unable to do the job but that being caught lying will first of all, discredit your work and your integrity and  it will also destroy any relationship   built with the workforce.   Also, please remember, that most companies do background checks which include some of the following- school records, salary history and job titles.

    Today’s lesson:  If you do not have the skills you want to put on your resume, go out and get them!  Go back to school, attend a workshop, take a class, do research, get a mentor- do whatever it takes in-order to get what you need to make yourself successful but never resort to lying. The resume is just one of the communication tools in a job seekers toolkit. In reality, you need a harmonized suite of communication tools to be used throughout your job search. TCM has power tools in our tool box to assist you in building not only that perfect resume but your other communication documents.Visit us at http://www.tcmprosolutions.com, facebook and follow TashaCMills on Twitter.Phone: 866-242-9036Email: info@tcmprosolutions.com

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