Your best option is to be upfront and honest. But, I know there are some perceived negative situations that people encounter that maybe aren’t so black and white. Here are a few tricks to help you address some of the typical red flags on resumes. Caution – even with these simple tricks you’ll likely be asked for details in an interview. Be truthful. This is just to help get you past resume screeners to get to an interview so that you can sell yourself in person.
What to Do Instead of Lying on Your Resume?
Low GPA-Students often ask about including their GPA. My advice is not to put it on your resume unless it is above a 3.0 or higher. If they don’t ask specifically for it to be included, why highlight something you might not be proud of?
Team Effort -Most of us don’t work in completely autonomous roles. However, employers are interested in what you have done. If some of your notable successes were a team effort, acknowledge that, but focus your detail around what you contributed to the team and how that influenced outcomes.