Background checks and screening can reveal misleading or downright false information found on a resume. These areas typically are ones that people may either embellish or worse, prevaricate.
Fake Company – a tactic used to hide employment gaps; legitimate companies can be verified by business licenses or DBA (doing business as) filings.
Dates of Employment – it is perfectly acceptable to list only years, but don’t exaggerate your tenure in a position or the length of stay at a company; a thorough reference check will turn up employment gaps
Job Title – inflated position titles or phantom promotions can be verified through reference checks
Education – listing false academic degrees and institutions or technical skills and certifications; background screening includes verifying credentials
Professional licenses – putting an unearned title next to your name can be a major problem since employers are legally liable and can incur financial penalties; background screening verifies licenses with accrediting agencies