Gilding the lily

The job interviewWhen writing resumés, many job seekers employ a bit of creativity. However, sometimes, they take it a bit far. Consider these absolute doozies where an applicant claimed …

… to be a former CEO of the company to which he was applying.

… to be fluent in two languages—one of which was pig Latin.

… to be a Nobel Prize winner.

… to have worked in a jail when he was really in there as an inmate.

… he was fired “by accident.”