We can all agree to the challenges a volatile economy poses given the difficulty in securing employment.
Crafting your resume now becomes a strategic task, and many times individuals are tempted and led to include inflated descriptors.
This practice is described as ‘padding’ – using words or phrases that mislead or create an impression. Example – you might be tempted to describe your communication skills as ‘excellent‘ or describing your usage of a particular computer application as ‘advanced’.
I would recommend if you are indeed an excellent communicator or an advanced user of a particular application, be prepared to defend these competencies (speaking to projects, work scenarios) that would reinforce that you do possess the skill(s) which would prove to the Recruiter that you are not guilty of ‘padding’!