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Money Talks News: 7 Controversial Ways to Boost Your Salary

7. Embellish your resume

Have you thought about giving your position a sexy job title like “Print Production Manager” when you were really just an intern responsible for manning the office copy machine? The temptation is always there to dress up your resume, and doing so could make you eligible for better work opportunities and a higher salary.

It’s not uncommon: 31 percent of respondents in one survey admitting to lying on a resume.

Of course, distorting the truth is always high-risk. According to Career Builder survey results, more than half of hiring managers they surveyed caught applicants lying on their resume. Needless to say, those individuals didn’t get the job.


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