Great Resumes Fast » Resume Writing Tips » Dispelling Resume Myths—Myth #4: Making Up Information

I can make up false information and include it on my resume and no one will ever know.

To that I say … YEAH, RIGHT. (Note the sarcasm.)

Employers check everything these days. And by everything, I mean everything. Don’t be naïve and think they’re not doing their research about you.

–          They WILL call your references.

–          They WILL call your past employers.

–          They WILL verify that degree.

–          They WILL Google your name!

–          They WILL look you up on LinkedIn (and Facebook, and Twitter for that matter).

–          They WILL complete a background check.

Do not think for one second that not being completely truthful on your resume will not come back to bite you. It may not be before the job offer—or even before you start the position. But when the truth does finally come out, you’ll lose that great new job—and then you’ll have being fired in your career history to deal with too. And who wants being fired for lying on a job application haunting them for their rest of their professional career.

Not. This. Girl.

My name is Jessica Hernandez, and I’m the President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast.  My passion is giving job seekers who don’t have the experience, expertise, or time the tools and resources they need to find their next great career!  My specialty is resume writing, and I use my 12+ years’ experience as a recruiter and HR manager to create interview-worthy resumes for my clients.

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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!

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