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Posted 8/1/17
Considering i have only had one job thus far, there's no use in lying on my applications. I outright stated to all the employers I'm applying for at the moment that I cannot stand my current job, and that they shouldn't bother talking to the current staff about me. I'm very tempted to yell my goodbyes over the PA in the most vulgar manner possible, but that'd ultimately mean I'd have an unemployemnt gap that I can't afford to.
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If your employer won't pay you, don't count on the state to get the money for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aokEy2zbk

Would you list this employe or time working for them on your resume ?
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I have previously lied on my CV, but was caught out by tripping up on those lies. I don't recommend doing it.
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Posted 8/2/17
I have no need to lie. I simply don't include all the irrelevant skills and experiences for the job I am applying for, so the relevant parts are more on focus.
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Posted 8/2/17
Nope
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dulun18 wrote:

If your employer won't pay you, don't count on the state to get the money for you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aokEy2zbk

Would you list this employe or time working for them on your resume ?


that's the thing with suing... if you can get the money or not even after the verdict
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Posted 8/2/17
No lying is a vice.
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Honesty is the best policy. If you lie, you commit disqualifying misconduct. So, consider the consequences.
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Posted 8/2/17
A great resume is our weapon on a great job.
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Posted 8/2/17
It's very hard to "fabricate" experience and end up sounding like a pro during the interview. The lies will only add obstacles to trip over. Bending the truth a little might be better. Fluff up your experience, use a thesaurus to add some fancy words in places. That will help separate your resume from the rest of the crowd.
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Posted 8/2/17
When I was looking for a job this past year (due to a layoff from previous job), I stretched SOME things a LITTLE, but outright lying is bad. Companies can and DO do background checks on perspective employees, so you don't want to GIVE employers a reason to fire you! You want to be honest so things don't come back to bite you. I think not being exact about certain things like dates of employment CAN be OK. (For example, you know you started work in July 2008 at Job A and left in December 2010, use those dates. It's not QUITE exact, but it's not an outright lie either.) So in closing, don't tell outright lies and be as honest as you can because employers WILL find out about any lies sooner or later.
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Posted 8/2/17 , edited 8/2/17
I am pretty bad at interviews, the only ones I am slightly more successful in is if they've given out tests. Now lying in interview is one thing, but performing the job is another. I would not lie simply because I cannot fabricate a language I do not write, for instance, JAVA, but I can say I've done programming in other areas C#, or python. And I can always pick up the language later. I cannot lie about a degree either, I mean you need proof to show your degree.

As for working dates well, I've worked at this company for 2 days before then get fired working on programs with Visual Studio, and this other one for 5 days working on Unity 3D , a teacher assistant for a year maybe working on Unity 3D, and another half year working as an assistant on searching for data and writing some program, and 3 months working on Lotus Script, and another half year on designing and sending News Emails, then the most current jobs working on Visual Studio and Oracle SQL for 3 years.

So my working experience give or take 5 years or more. The company probably would not check every place you've been, but the dates could be somewhat close.

The job, they really do give you some training, at least on the tests to see if you are somewhat competent in this area. For me, re-arranging data and data analysis is easy if you want me to pick out some logic and listing. But if you want me to look at a wireless adapter and tell what's wrong with it, I'd be a monkey with a rock. Some people have talents with hardware and I respect that.

I'd say a programmer with IT experience is best, I have no IT experience. Just a coding monkey, enough said
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Posted 8/2/17
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Posted 8/3/17
They are not lies if you can back them up...
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Posted 8/3/17

dreamnarcotic wrote:

Honesty is the best policy. If you lie, you commit disqualifying misconduct. So, consider the consequences.



Honesty is not always the best policy I didn't get one of the jobs i applied for because i was up front with them in the interview (despite passing the required test)

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