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I fibbed about a job I did during an employment gap. Basically I put a friend's company on my resume.

Then I ended up helping my friend on a project so the 'lie' became a reality.

Go figure

I have another job now so I no longer need the side company on my resume.

It is highly advised not to lie on your resume though. Cause the likelihood of being caught is high, and the consequences severe.
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No you can't lie, because you'll get fired the moment they found out the truth.. and they will find out!

Ok now role playing as Marcus Octavius

Well, I put down my true age, that I'm over 2,000 year old and they just look at me like I'm crazy and told me that the position is already filled! Wait a min.. I don't need Jobs, since I am the leader of the World! I am Roman Emperor!

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No, it becomes quite obvious you are under qualified when you are dealing with jobs that require math or technology skills, which are the fields I have my degree and work in. I know quite a few people who have gotten fired for lying.

Just be honest or learn the skills. You'll be happier not having to pretend or stress over being found out.
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No. Not a good idea either---especially since you don't know which of those skill they may be hoping to hire you for. Say you're a teacher or you're trying to get a part time job and you say you can speak Spanish. Well, that could come back to haunt you when a case comes up and your employer is expecting you to dish out some Spanish skills.

You can leave stuff out of your resume, but don't give yourself skills that you don't have. Instead, think of finding euphemisms to up-sell the skills you DO have and make them sound more important.
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No. I probably should though.
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yeah, but sometimes you have to take extra precaution especially if you knew someone on that place.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

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
lol


Makes me want to crossdress , I'm fat though
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Even job counselors advise lying about certain issues like employment gaps.
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I don't lie on my resume, unfortunately the employers I apply do don't seem to believe me.
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The only lie on my resume is me 'omitting' that my Varsity quiz team was the 5th worse in Vegas, and was just a gaggle of 9th grades vs 11th and 12th.

'Former captain of East Tech HS Varsity Quiz team'

Not that that shit matters, or at least doesn't seem like it, the rest of my resume is missing the best parts. Actual job experience.
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amejia0 wrote:



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.


I don't know... if you applying for a job where integrity is important

btw, did you send your resume to those employers? any luck ?
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I am an honest person to your face, haha
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Never
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Several years ago Norfolk Southern (conglomerate railroad) had 60 openings for their machine shop located in Roanoke, VA. Although my good friend had the qualifications for most of their requirements he described in detail how the personnel department weeded out qualified hires from zero chance hires. He told me about his "unique" experience with NS Department of Personnel during the preliminary group interview.

NS had posted a "Help Wanted" ad via the net and via the local Roanoke newspapers. For the 60 openings 2000 people applied. NS leased a local convention center building to receive and handle the large number of applicants via 4 different scheduled group interviews (block interviews 500 at a time) to initiate immediate group sorting. At the appointed time when the interview process was to commence the entry doors into the flow room were closed and locked. Anyone who showed up late was turned away. Anyone in the room still wearing hats, caps after the interview instructions started were told to stand up whereupon they were escorted out by local "for hire" gendarmes. Anyone talking among themselves during the protocol explanations were called out, escorted out (this was before cell phones became hugely popular among the masses). Anyone wearing grubby attire or not clean shaven (lathes can grab beards, mustaches) were vetted during the mass interview via discarded applications. My friend made it down to a final group of 60 applicants remaining for the 60 machine shop jobs projected. NS eventually hired 24 and took almost 1 year sorting through these 60 applications. Possibly economic downturn, poor coal haulage prospects, better longer engine life contributed to the target number of 60 just being a pipe dream.

Though he never got hired by NS my friend eventually did find work around Roanoke, VA area with his qualifications; first, as a truck mechanic for a local regional concrete hauler then as their driver-supervisor. He has been with them darn near 20 years now, with no regrets about missing out on NS.
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riem2k wrote:

Even job counselors advise lying about certain issues like employment gaps.


Careful, sometimes their advice can be wrong. For instance they say the CV/resume should be just two pages because no one wants to read something longer so omit stuff to shorten it. Only in some professions you are legally required to state your entire job history and work places are legally required to check that before they agree to employment. If the history can't fit on just two pages then it will be longer I myself had to correct an adviser on that once. I even know the history behind this law that caused it to come into place. It's your responsibility to find out what your job requirements are.
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