Stop lying on your LinkedIn pages!
It’s generally not the greatest idea in the first place, but now LinkedIn may actually bust you for it.
The website now owns the patent for the “Interactive Fact Checking System,” invented by Lucas Myslinski in 2013. The system lets interactive websites “monitor, process, and examine the veracity of information,” according to MadameNoire.
Basically, it’ll find and red flag the phony job positions and/or awards listed on your resume.
It’s still unknown just how in-depth the fact-checking system can go, but the threat of its presence may just be enough to convince people to clean up their acts.
Job searches are stressful, and it may be tempting to embellish so that you’ll appeal to employers, but it’s an all-around bad idea.