Never Lie on Your Resume


The old rule about not lying on your resume was hammered home by the 2001 fiasco surrounding would-be Notre Dame football coach George O’Leery, who was punted out of his new job coaching the Irish after one week when it was discovered he had lied on his resume about having a master’s degree and fibbed about details of his own football-playing career. The moral of O’Leery’s story is that even 20 years later, these untruths can come back to haunt you. O’Leery had many years to right the wrongs on his resume, and he should have done so.