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A study from CareerBuilder found embellishing skill sets and responsibilities were the two most common lies hiring managers catch on resumes they review. One-third of hiring managers responding also said they saw an increase in resume embellishments after the recession. Fifty-one percent of hiring managers automatically dismiss candidates who are caught lying on their resumes; 40 percent said it would depend on what the candidate lied about. For more about the study, read “Even Small Resume Lies Raise Red Flags” by Chad Brooks.

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