Can you lie about job experience?
Giving in to the temptation to lie when applying for a job is risky though. You could miss out on a job offer, damage your reputation, or even get fired once your fibs are revealed. Plus, it’s easier than ever for a hiring manager to discover you’re not telling the truth about your past.
What are the consequences of lying on a resume?
Generally speaking, employees who have lied on their resumes have no legal recourse against their former employers. This can also impact a former employee’s ability to seek legal recourse for an employer’s actions which may have been legitimately illegal. This is known as the “after-acquired evidence” theory.
Can you get fired for lying in an interview?
If you somehow get away with lying in an interview, you risk ending up in a job you’ll be fired from. However, you’ll face an even more serious consequence than just losing a job offer: Now you’re in a job you’ve lied your way into.