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Career Prep: Lied on Resume to Get Interview, Now What?

Job search takes practice – just like studying for the SAT. That’s why we came up with daily Career Prep questions to help you “study” for your job search! Here’s today’s question: Robert was told putting 20+ years on his resume would make employers not contact him for jobs. So, he put 10+ years instead and took his dates of graduation off of the education section of his resume. He got a call for an interview and spoke to a recruiter who said they were looking for a mid-level professional for the role. Robert is a senior-level professional, which will be obvious when he gets to the in-person interview. However, in the phone screen the recruiter clearly thought he was younger since he played down his experience. As a result, the recruiter is setting up an interview for him. [poll id="72"] Image Credit: Shutterstock
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