Resume fraud, or application fraud, is the act of intentionally providing false information in your resume for the purpose of persuading an employer that you’re the one for the job. This is not only unethical, but in some cases, it can be dangerous depending on what industry it occurs in, especially if someone underqualified gains the role over someone with the right certifications.
In Australia, omitting a lie in your CV is not a criminal offence, but there are cases where being deceitful to gain a job is considered criminal fraud. For instance, presenting false documents regarding a university or other certified qualification is considered fraud, and there are laws about impersonating doctors and police officers for example.
So, what are recruiters looking for when checking for resume fraud?