Can I lie about my graduation date on my resume?

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #3314976 Reply

    I graduated with an MST in 2016, but due to personal issues I left my first out of college job in December 2016, and took two years off. My first real public accounting job was in 2019. It is hard to explain that I did not work in public at that time. I am at my third firm since that one in 2019, and it seems that I just jump around firms. When they ask about that gap, they always believe I worked at other firms, which I did not.

    I feel like postponing my Graduation date from May 2016 to December 2019 would be extremely helpful.

    Parthamis Prime

    AUD - 73, 75... and done.


    BEC - 78

    REG - 81

    #3314985 Reply

    Lying is stupid and reflects more on your character than your work ethic. Don't put any academic years on your resume. Not necessary. I have jumped around too. Employers who hire with incentives to stay will understand the jumping around. Everyone has done it these past few years. Be prepared to give good reasons for doing so. Don't apologize – you did what was right for you at the time. You are still looking for the better fit.

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by monikernc.
Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
Reply To: Can I lie about my graduation date on my resume?
Your information:

Return to Forum Home