CDZ Recruiters Keep Asking Me to Falsify My Resume

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    Telling lies is stupid. And dishonest. And eventually you will get caught. There is no good gain to be had from being dishonest.
     
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    Sometimes telling the truth will break their heart...
     
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    /----/ I worked as a rep for Fortune 50 companies and help recruit, interview, hire and train sales reps. Once we were interviewing a promising candidate and started questioningher background. She blushed and admitted her headhunter insisted she pad her resume with some fake jobs and promotions. She handed us her accurate resume and said she is sorry she listened to him. We ended up hiring her and firing the headhunter. When I worked for a telecom they required tax returns going back 10 years to prove where candidates worked. Head of HR told me 75% of the candidates never followed up. So don't pad your resume especially with social media.
     
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    This isn't complicated. Don't lie and you will never have to deal with the problem of trying to remember what you said.
     
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    Another reason I dont lie; I am too senile to keep track of it all!
     
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    10 years,,, long time to collect tax returns..
     
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    Stuttering never became a problem until becoming a senior...
     
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    The head hunter gets paid only if you get hired. To those that want you to pad, you're just a slab of meat to sell.
     
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    I know a couple of recruiters, I would have a hard time believing that they'd want someone to lie on their resumes. Those lies can be found out with a competent HR department.
    A few years ago, I was just about ready to make an applicant an offer to work in my department. Fortunately, before I had contacted the applicant, the HR dept. contacted me a said they found falsehoods are talking to previous employers.
    A good recruiter can enhance your resume, by rewording your resume, often it's just using simple catch-words or phrase, That doesn't include just the resume, but also the highly important cover letter.
    My advise, get a new recruiter who will work with your resume or use a resume writing service or go to your unemployment office, they have people who can help you redo your resume/cover letter and it's free.
    Good luck.
     
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    I've been talking to a number of head hunters over the past year and none have ever suggested I pad my resume, skills, knowledge, etc. Maybe I have a great resume? I always make clear to prospective employers exactly what I can and can't do since neither of us want me in a position to fail. It's worked for me, I'm in my 3rd job in less than a year (my choice).
     
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