Currently facing public scrutiny for his "public exaggeration" is NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Reports are claiming that Williams is now admitting the helicopter he was on in 2003 in Iraq did not receive enemy fire. This decade long story has been repeated for years on multiple nightly news shows and broadcasts by Williams himself. Why is this a resume lie? The history you create in your job is, after all, a resume builder. Employers must take every precaution when hiring candidates for upper level positions and especially those who may be in the public eye. Whether you call it a lie, or an exaggeration – it is a breach of trust - once trust is broken, you almost never gain it back.