Why You Should Lie On Your Resume

Why You Should Lie On Your Resume

Not long ago I told you to steal to become successful. Today I will tell you why you should lie on your résumé. Yes I am crazy especially right after the Scott Thompson’s scandal.

Tell me something is impossible, I will make it possible.

Our world is changing everyday and we don’t always know everything. A lot of the time you just don’t have the right qualifications for a job. I don’t like to take no for an answer. I think lying about skills on resume is acceptable ( of course in a cammilicious world there are always a few conditions). It is so easy to learn something nowadays. If a job requires basic HTML, put it on your résumé and head to Code Academy and learn it. If they ask for basic Photoshop skills, just read some tutorials, or  watch a few YouTube videos and play with the program. It will take you a few days to master the basics but just playing you’ll learn the ins and outs of it. If you need any skill, Google is your best friend/teacher.Why would you waste an opportunity if you can learn something within a few days. My father signed many PR contracts before he even started a PR firm. Of course, you can’t  tell people that you know 7 languages and don’t bother to study them. There is a big difference between a little lie and a big one. If you put it in your résumé, you should be able to do it.

Life is changing everyday. No matter what you do,you are not going to know everything. You need to be able to learn along the way. It is not acceptable to say you know something and don’t bother learning it, because it will hurt you at some point in the future. But it is okay to have a small lie as long as you can deliver it. Believe me, adaptability is a is one of the top skills that employers are looking for.

photo credit: scottkellum

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Cammi Pham (@cammipham) is a digital marketer by day at ThinkRenegade, blogger by night, unlearner 24/7.  Cammi is a Medium Top Contributor, Quora Top Writer and TEDx Speaker. Her work has reached millions of people and has been translated into many different languages. Cammi has been featured in the BBC, Business Insider, Adweek, Yahoo, Lifehacker and more. Cammi lives by her personal motto, “Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.” Email: contact@cammipham.com