I lied on my resume. Mainly out of desperation because I have a gap in employment due to an illness. I've tried to spin it multiple ways and I haven't had any luck. Money is about to run out and so I decided to lie. Surprise. I applied for 1 job with it and have been offered a position. I didn't think it would be an issue and I was wrong. The company uses an outside vendor for the background check. So getting a friend to vouch is probably not going to cut it. I know there are lots of services out there that offer various kinds of references so I am looking for recommendations or if you have beaten a background check I'd like to hear your advice. Basically, I said I worked somewhere I didn't. I have 2-3 legit jobs that will pass the check no problem. I also have one other job that is legitimately closed. Maybe figure out a way to spin this job as closed as well? Only issue is they may ask for a w2 to verify I worked there. Aghh. I could withdraw my application but part of me thinks I made it this far I might as well try and see it through. ps Don't lie on your resume. I'll never do that again.