Green's company will make up fictitious supervisors, erasing your problem boss with someone who thinks the sun rises and sets on your work, or even fabricate entire job histories out of whole cloth, to make you look more experienced than you really are.
CNNMoney correspondent Blake Ellis decided to put Paladin to the test by seeing if they could get him a couple of days off work.
"Claiming to be my mother, a Paladin employee called my boss on a Wednesday and said she had planned a surprise visit to New York and that I would be out of the office for the rest of the week," he wrote. "While the call raised some suspicions, especially given how rude and abrupt my 'mother' was, my boss ultimately bought it."
Before you start writing those checks, though, it's probably a good idea to consider just how trustworthy a professional liar might be, once he's in your employ. For example, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota had never heard of Green's company, despite the fact that it's located in that state. When pressed, he claimed the company was registered in China, but refused to show any proof.
Regardless, lying about any aspect of your work history is just plain dumb. Even if your prospective employer doesn't catch you -- and they probably will -- you'll have to remember all your lies and keep them straight, unless you want to out yourself as a fibber.
There's one thing to be said for the truth: it's easier to remember.
Tell Us What You Think
Have you ever lied on your resume? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or join the discussion on Twitter.
More from PayScale
Should You Lie on Your Resume?
7 Stupid Statements That Can Sabotage Your Job Interview
3 Times It's OK to Stretch the Truth on a Resume
(Photo Credit: Venture Vancouver/Flickr)