This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on Formatting your Resume. There will be a total of 8 suggestions when you combine the two posts.
This post discusses what can happen when you are caught lying on your resume. There are a number of studies that are quoted here.
There are advantages and disadvantages of the 3 major ways to write and edit your own resume. The first one is, it's hard to edit your own writing. The second one is, your SO may not know the terminology of your field. The third one is, a career coach represents an investment.