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Top lies employers find on resumes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2o9D6xL6RI



There's no way i can remember the exact dates for everything so I'll just put estimate dates on my resume.

Language proficiency- especially if the employer is paying you 3-5% more than English speaking only employees.
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dulun18 wrote:

Top lies employers find on resumes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2o9D6xL6RI



There's no way i can remember the exact dates for everything so I'll just put estimate dates on my resume.

Language proficiency- especially if the employer is paying you 3-5% more than English speaking only employees.


I don't think a small amount of lying hurts you for lower tier jobs cus I doubt they actually care. In regards to a good job/career i'm sure they take those things more seriously and actually spend time and effort looking into your claims and your background.
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The most I've done is estimating a bit, though I'm making sure to actually note down the dates now. Also a bit of embellishment I guess, but that's mostly because I tend to polish my writing for anything formal and not because I was trying to make it sound more amazing than it was.
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Maybe.
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no, never, they can find out if you lied then fire you
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in America, people reportedly lie in their job applications/interview to show how great they are
in Japan, people reportedly lie in their job applications/interview to show how terrible they are
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when necessary
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No not lies, I mean I try and be as accurate with employment dates but some will be estimates but they will find out your lies so that's a solid mo
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Nope because I don't want to explain myself when it's time for the interview...
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They call that a CV in the UK and no, any gaps I've had in employment I've explained in writing. I'm legally obliged to do so in my line of employment. With no detailed history no employer will higher me in the first place. They also check up on ID and credentials.
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Todays current job interrogations..... I meant interviews for High School and College Grads.


What ever happened to a normal job interview by a manager or supervisor?
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Ex-coworker lied through their teeth and got an engineering job. After founding out the guy was full crap they just juggled him around to different positions for years. Then he died.
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No, I'm honest.
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Like hell I'm putting references
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I struggle with the "selling myself" concept. The best "lie" I can manage is omitting that I once quit out of frustration with my lack of experience. That, and I list a relative as a reference, who honestly has been my superior on several occasions. He's notoriously honest, so he'd plainly say if I wasn't worth a damn. I'm a bit prone to selling myself short, in general. Resumes are uncomfortable, but at least my job emphasizes on proving worth in the field. It's pretty competative and straightforward, so anyone who can't put their money where their mouth is can expect to be fired on short notice. It's common for folks to drag up suddenly, too.
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