Why honesty is the best policy when applying for a job

04/30/2013 | CBS MoneyWatch

Job seekers who fudge the facts on their background, education or past salary will most likely get caught, writes human resources expert Suzanne Lucas. In this article, Lucas cites the experience of investigator Patrick Barnett, who explains the ways employers can easily check an employee or candidate's past education and salary history and uncover any untruths that could lead to the withdrawal of an offer or firing. "It's not worth the risk," Lucas concludes.

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