http://thegrindstone.com/career-management/resumes-strategy/8-common-lies-people-tell-on-their-resumes-998/

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned this weekend after his company found out he had lied on his resume and stated that he had a computer science degree (he doesn’t). This got us thinking: what else do people lie about on their resume? We know that lying on a resume isn’t exactly uncommon, since 40% of people reportedly do it. Even though LinkedIn has helped reduce some of the common resume lies, it’s still a persistent problem among job seekers.

Here are eight of the most common lies people put on their resumes. Avoid these and you will be one step further from ending up like Scott Thompson (jobless, publicly shamed).

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