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CareerBuilder released data on what hiring mangers look for in resumes, and unsurprisingly, they aren't interested in the embellished work histories they sometimes get. (Photo: iStock)

Job hunter alert: You are most certainly spending too much time and energy on your resume, and sprinkling it with half-truths and inflated accomplishments is worse than a waste of time, because you may end up as an anecdote in a CareerBuilder survey.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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