Thats the word from southern California-based resume expert Derek Johnson, who runs fakeresume.com.
He says human resources types are looking for the slightest excuse to throw your resume in the trash, but a little embellishing can convince them to give it a second look.
As he puts it, Human resources staffers dont hire people, they hire problem solvers, so he recommends peppering your resume with bogus statistics like instituted a policy that reduced spending by 28 percent.
The stats may not be true, but Johnson says theyre hard to prove, especially if you worked for a private company. Plus, he adds, theyre more eye-catching than generic terms like goal oriented or self starter.
But resume lying can only go so far. Johnson says its okay to claim experience in various types of computer software to get the job but you better run out and buy a For Dummies book if you want to keep it.
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