Faking College Degrees Never Works

10 August 2012 at 12:41AM Leave a comment

Thinking of making up a college degree? In a word: DON’T. Web technology has made it very easy for employers to check credentials at most institutes of higher education. The most common lie regarding a degree is graduation when a candidate only attended the school. The correct way to list attendance without suggesting a degree is:

University of Colorado, School of Business. Attended 1999-2002

If you don’t have a diploma proving you have a bachelors or masters, don’t say that you do. Your future employer will rescind your offer.


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