My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California
So Iím negotiating a contract position right now with a company. Iím going through a recruiting agency. The recruiterís company has asked me to fill out a job application which includes employment history. I made a lie on my employment history that I last worked in an engineering position in 2009 when actually it was late 2008 (I just wrote 2007-2009 for employment rather than months). Iím trying to get back into engineering and thatís why I made the lie on the resume. I understand that I shouldn't lie but that's not the point of this thread!
So my question is, when I fill out this application, should I include the lie or just tell the truth? But then the recruiter will see that I put 2008 on the application but on the resume I put 2009. Any advice would be appreciated!