Let’s set the stage with a classic tune. Cue in ‘Smooth Criminal’ by Michael Jackson, because we’re about to unravel the mysteries of exaggerated skills on resumes.
It can be tempting to change the truth regarding your resume, especially as a creative.
But as attractive as it can be, it is essential to consider if the risk outweighs any potential benefits. It’s time to uncover whether faking it leads to making it in the
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Muolokwu Judith Chinyere
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Remember, dear creatives, honesty and authenticity are the cornerstones of a successful career. While it may be tempting to embellish your skills and experiences on your resume to make yourself more marketable to potential employers, the risks of
getting caught and damaging your reputation far outweigh any possible gains.
Let’s take action by showcasing our genuine talents and continuously improving our skills.
Have you ever encountered exaggerated skills on a resume? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.
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