7 Deadly Resume-Writing Sins - dummies

By Amanda McCarthy, Kate Southam

Part of Writing Resumes & Cover Letters For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian/New Zealand Edition)

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to writing your resume. If you try to deceive employers and recruiters by fabricating or exaggerating your skills and experience, chances are you’ll be caught out. Keep it real. Avoid making these mistakes when you’re writing your resume:

  • Lying about your work experience

  • Using phony referees

  • Fudging employment dates

  • Faking or overstating your qualifications

  • Beefing up your job title and responsibilities

  • Exaggerating your achievements

  • Inflating your salary