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What are the consequences of lying on your construction resume?

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If you are prepared to lie on your construction resume, be prepared to get caught. Competition for jobs is becoming fiercer and companies realize they have more options to choose from. Therefore, it is becoming more and more common for companies to do extensive background checks on your construction resume prior to an offer of employment. Background checks might happen years after you were hired. Recently, there have been a number of high profile cases where the individual was working and was caught with lying on their construction resume years later. Former Notre Dame football coach George O'Leary was forced to resign his $1.2M construction salary in 2001 when it came to light that he grossly overstated his past accomplishments.

If you convince your construction employer you are more experienced than you really are, you will be expected to demonstrate the necessary skills when you need to. So before you lie on your construction resume, think twice and know the potential consequences; not only financially but it could also prove to be a huge source of embarrassment. Added by:- Admin