No matter how desperate you might be for a job, there is no bigger faux pas than lying to your interviewer. Believe it or not, what might seem like a good idea at that moment, can land you in a mound of trouble later. Not only will lying on your resume or during an interview cause you eventual stress, but it'll also lead to you gaining a bad reputation in the industry you wish to start and build a career in. Trust us, the world is a small place and word gets around. Besides that being a major reason not to fill in or give out false information, it's always just good to be honest for your own sake. All that worry and stress about the interviewer finding out someday will never be worth it. It's better to refrain from giving out certain information unless specifically asked if you're not comfortable with the idea of it coming up. Nonetheless, there are some lies that can cause more trouble than others and are best just avoided. Here are a few of them.
1. How much money you made at your last job
You may think it's a white lie to fudge the actual number if your interviewer asks your salary expectation based on how much you made at your last job, but it's really not. It is going to get caught eventually when HR comes calling for a copy of your previous salary slips. Yes, some companies do have that policy. And do we really need to tell you just how bad it'll made you look?
2. How far you actually live
This is really something you should be honest about right from the start; for your own convenience. If you live far away from the office you'll be expected to come to, it's good and important for your employers to know that. Perhaps if they knew that, they could excuse the occasional "caught in traffic" situation and not expect you to be the first one in everyday. Lying about where you live will get you no brownie points.
3. Why you left your previous job
No matter what the reason was - you had a fight with your boss, you didn't like the work anymore, you got laid off - be honest. If you're well suited for the job you're interviewing for and come well prepared for your interview, it'll hardly matter. If it's something you're embarrassed about and you think it won't give the best impression, think of a way to present it to your interviewer beforehand.