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Updated Aug 8, 2014 - 6:49 am

Just don't do it: Internet makes it hard to lie on resumes

PHOENIX -- Pretty little liars need not apply.

"I think lying on your resume is foolish, especially with the Internet" said Valley business owner Dave Riccio. "You don't have to dig deep to find the truth these days."

Riccio describes a situation in which he received an incredible resume...almost. It was well-written, articulate and it caught his attention. After Riccio met the job candidate in person, he did Internet searches to discover all of his work experience had been fabricated.

"If you are looking to hire someone, take the time to do an Internet search," added Riccio. "It's amazing what you'll learn by simply Googling someone's name."

According to a new Harris poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.com, nearly 60 percent of hiring managers said they discovered untruths on resumes. One third reported having seen exaggerated skill sets or accomplishments, post-recession.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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