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Thursday, October 4, 2007

How Do I Make Myself Look Good Without Lying

Six Ways to Embellish Your Résumé Without Lying Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com editor

Most of us accept the fact that, many times, a sales pitch tends to stretch the truth: That stain remover really can't make a grape juice stain disappear from white carpeting "like magic," and Sea Monkeys aren't really cute little mermaid-like creatures that frolic around in an underwater kingdom.

But stretching the truth on your résumé, even though it is the equivalent of a sales pitch promoting you, is never acceptable.

Of course, you may not have to endure the public humiliation David Edmondson, former CEO of Radio Shack, did when newspapers across the nation reported he resigned after admitting the degrees listed on his résumé were "incorrect." And Oprah isn't likely to rip you on her show like she did James Frey when false portrayals of his past in his "non-fiction" memoir "A Million Little Pieces" were uncovered. But the point is, while you may feel the need to pump up your résumé to grab an interviewer's attention and land that prized position, eventually these "little white lies" will catch up with you.

So how can you enhance your résumé without going overboard? Try some of these tricks: NY NURSE CAREER

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