To land a decent job these days, you've gotta have some good job skills and experience or at least claim you do.


According to a new survey, 46% of American workers know someone who's lied on their resumé, up from 21% in 2011. It's not clear if we're lying more, or just admitting it more freely. Either way, it happens a lot.

Here are the four most common things that are lied about:

  1. Job experience
  2. Job duties
  3. Education
  4. Employment dates

Just over half of senior managers said they think lying on a resumé is somewhat common. 38% said they've tossed a resumé in the trash because they realized the person lied.