It can be tempting to make yourself look better than you are on your resume or on a job application. In fact, there are websites (and no, I’m not going to tell you which ones) that will even provide fake professional references. So what is the risk of being caught?
I asked Patrick Barnett, a background and legal Investigator at ARS Employment Background Screening, what you could expect a background check to dig up on you. Basically, the answer is that they’ve already figured out how employees lie, and the risk of being caught is high.