#143: Honesty is the Best Policy

If you are thinking of adding a little white lie to your resume, think again. According to a survey done by TopResume, 97 percent of recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals admitted that discovering a resume lie would cause them to reconsider an applicant’s candidacy, or outright dismiss it. The top resume lie found: lying about your academic degree.

#140: Consider Leaving Irrelevant Work Experience Off Your Resume

To many job seekers, a resume is little more than a comprehensive list of work experience. However, just because it is work experience does not necessarily mean it belongs on your resume.

If you are applying for your first job, add as much work experience as you possibly can, it will show determination and work ethic. Though, if you are applying for a professional job…