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Resume Tip #8

Resume Tip: Don't over exaggerate your experiences or accomplishments.

Resume Tip:  Don’t over exaggerate your experiences or accomplishments.

Your resume is a sales pitch for why you should be hired.  You are expected to present your background positively, but this does not mean that you should characterize your experience as something that it isn’t.  Your resume must be an honest depiction of what you have done.  Some job seekers think exaggeration and lies will get them a job.  In reality, one over exaggeration can cause a hiring manager to doubt everything in a resume and reject the candidate.

Some job seekers with great accomplishments struggle with presenting them so they will be both impressive and believable.  If you are uncertain of the impression you are making with your resume, get a second opinion.

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