Embellishing Resume Bullet Points
I was an SA at a smaller RE investing firm, I helped analysts with a bunch of different shit and got some "exposure" to deals and underwriting, but I was mostly doing research for future acquisitions and finding. I ended on great terms with all of the team but I wish I had taken more initiative and got modeling experience.
The urge to say I did real modeling and underwriting (which I didn't) on my resume is hard to resist. I definitely have the knowledge to back it up in CRE and REPE interviews. The only issue I could see happening is if my background check called my old firm and asked them if I specifically did those things during the summer there. I bet that whoever they talked to would end up supporting me but it would probably leave a bad taste in their mouth about me.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is, do people embellish their resume bullet points much? It's obviously unethical but is it worth it/ok to do? Thanks, I embellished to get my current internship in capital markets this summer and passed my background check so now I'm thinking about FT recruitment.