How Often Should You Lie?
The only acceptable lie is when your Aunt Grace* asked if you enjoyed her special dish at the family reunion. Other than that, never.
Don’t lie on your resume.
Don’t lie in an interview.
Don’t lie in your performance review.
Don’t lie about why you need a day off. (You don’t necessarily have to say why you need a day off, but don’t say, “my grandmother is sick” when you really have a job interview. It’s perfectly acceptable to say, “for personal reasons.”)
Don’t lie about why you left your last job.
Don’t lie about your gaps in employment.
Don’t lie about your salary, your qualifications, your workload or anything else.
Hopefully, I’ve cleared up any confusion.
*If your Aunt is named something other than “Grace” you can’t lie, ever.