Advantages and Disadvantages of Lying About Education on a Resume

In job application, a number of documents are needed. In every job application, a resume and cover letter are needed. We shall discuss the resume in this article. The following are some information which should be on the resume, bio date, hobbies, interests, education details, job experience, referees, skills and abilities. The resume writing formats are very many. The resume determines if you will be shortlisted for the next step. There are some people who got jobs after lying about their education on the resume. For example, I Know of some people who got jobs after indicating they have a master’s degree which is not true. Below are the reasons why it is sometimes better to include exaggerated information on your resume.

Lying about your education on your resume will enable you to beat the cut-throat competition. Nowadays, a lot of people are qualified therefore job applications are competitive. In order to have outstanding qualifications, you can lie about your education on your resume and you will be shortlisted for the next process.

In order to beat the machine learning, you need to lie on your resume. Many employers use algorithms in determining the best candidates. By indicating you attended a prestigious university, you will be able to be shortlisted for the next process. Prestigious colleges and universities offer quality education, therefore, a candidate will come out better after the algorithm.

Cheating on your resume will enable you to test the boundaries. Some people are so curious such that they end up lying about their education on the resume. It is also easier to cheat on your resume since job applications are done on the internet.

Below are the cons of cheating on your resume.

After being caught because of lying on your resume, you will be sued for forgery. After including wrong information on the resume, you need to go a step further and forge a certificate. One may be sued for forgery after lying on his/her resume.

Many job applicants fail in the background test because of lying about their education on their resumes. After receiving resumes, many employers call the school you attended in order to determine if the information is true. The employer will, therefore, come to realize that the education background on your resume is incorrect.

Finally, you may fail the general questions about the schools you have indicated on your resume. The employer or the recruiter may have attended the school you have indicated on your resume and after asking a few questions about the school, he/she will detect that you lied on the resume.