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Oh, you search 'key words', let me pad it a bit!

This morning, a Whats app message from a college friend asked me "What are 3 top reasons, people fake their resume? (some call it padding or puffing the resume). This friend is a senior HR professional! 
I responded to the message (not directed at him, but in general) as below-
1. To cover gaps that embarrass him! (Just using him but you can assume both sexes) 
2. To regret how he lived another man's life, and 
3. To get back to life, searching for the spine and get ready for another F#$#$@* fake life

Imagine , how offending each of these responses look like if these are truths for that person! 
Another HR friend and MBA batch-mate had called me a week back asking for, how to get his resume shortlisted for the HR role. He is an MBA-HR but working in Change management for past 6/7 years. I asked him to add some consulting project snippets as supplements to his resume, citing change management through HR change interventions!

He told me that recruiters, who shortlist our resumes look …