How much can you lie on your cv?

I have been a stay at home mum for nearly 3 years now and I'm going to start looking for a job but as I've been unemployed for so long I'm worried that no employer is going to give me a chance. Will I get in trouble or caught out if I make a job up and put a false reference? Has anyone got any tips or... show more I have been a stay at home mum for nearly 3 years now and I'm going to start looking for a job but as I've been unemployed for so long I'm worried that no employer is going to give me a chance. Will I get in trouble or caught out if I make a job up and put a false reference? Has anyone got any tips or advice for me? I was a hairdresser and I have experience in working in a supermarket and that's the sort of job I'd be looking for, something in retail or a receptionist etc
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