Lying on a resume is a bad idea — no matter if you're fabricating an entire job experience or just a skill set. Your employer is trusting that what you initially bring to the table is genuine, and when they offer you a job it's no doubt they've compared your resume to the other candidates. What if your new employer lied to you about the job you were applying for, and then it didn't live up to its description once you started? You'd probably feel slightly cheated. It's expected that you'll perform a certain level based on your resume and personal attributes, and if your employer finds out that you were dishonest about your qualifications they have your resume on file to back up your lie. I'm sure there are many people that get away with lying on their resume — are you one of them?