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Resume fudging: Top five reasons why people lie in their resume

Gear up for next year's appraisal, now. Case 1: When President Bush nominated Michael Brown as the director of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2003, there was little doubt about his caliber or experience. Brown was considered the best man to help, prepare, and protect the nation.Post Hurricane Katrina, the same people who vouched for Brown, were found singing a different tune altogether. The famed FEMA director came under heavy criticism for his performance and scrutiny of his background.An investigation by TIME followed and the results were startling to say the least. Owing to discrepancies in his online legal profile and official resume, Brown was relieved of his duties and replaced in that role by Thad W. Allen, Coast Guard's Vice Adm. Case 2: Kevin Andrews, the Australian Immigration Minister, who commented on irregularities in the resume of an Indian doctor, Mohammed Asif Ali, was reportedly fudging his own resume.

Andrews's parliamentary and …