According to Elaine Varelas, a managing partner at Keystone Partners, the goal of a resume is to present yourself in the best light while being honest. She urged job seekers to remove these five white lies that could be hard to back up: 1. Altering your job title, 2. Listing an unfinished college degree, 3. Overstating results, 4. Acting like you led a project or team, and 5. Tweaking your employment dates.