I was reading this article today about resumes, and how to improve them. (Not for any reasons in particular, it just caught my eye.)
Anyway, after detailing all the different ways to add a little pizzazz to your resume, at the very bottom was this statement:
*The numbers provided in examples are not real. Please use your own data if using example on your résumé.Because, goodness knows, if they had not given this warning....then someone might have just cut and pasted the examples from the article into their own resume.
**Awards and publications are for example only. Please use your own publications and awards if using example on your résumé.
Sadly, this is probably EXACTLY what would have happened...and might still, even with the warning.