In a competitive job market, resume lies have become more and more commonplace. A recent study by the Society of Human Resource Managers revealed that 53% of people have lied on their resume, and 70% of college students would create a resume fib if it meant landing their dream job. It’s not hard to imagine that resume fibs have reached academia as well, but when it comes to researchers, presidents, and faculty, resume falsehoods become a high stakes game involving returned grants, trustee votes, and even lawsuits reaching into the millions. We’ve found 10 incredible stories of academics who lied to get ahead, and what happened when the truth was revealed.
You have to love this piece! The good old days --- when you could get away with anything on your resume... are gone!