Have you ever lied on a resume?

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 4 years ago '11        #1
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ajymerced 
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Have you ever lied on a resume?
 

 
Have you ever lied on a resume to help get that interview? Did it work and were you able to get away with it?

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 4 years ago '11        #2
ajymerced  OP
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 BlackRepub85 said:
Yes it did work and I made alot of money from it. When I lied I did my research and made sure I knew what I was talking about and made sure I could show it.

The industry im in now I had no experience at all. So I lied and told them I had 3 years experience.

Now I did go ti people In the industry and learnwd everything I needed to learn and the terms I should be familiar with. I studied abiut the job for abiut 3 montha before I actually out in apps.

It was very worth it. Dont regret it at all. All I can say is if you do it, make sure you know your sh*t.
Just wondering, what was the job you applied for?
 4 years ago '12        #3
seanie 13 heat pts13
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You can't make up lies on a resume if you plan to work their full-time and they expect skills you said you have. But most of the time they re-train you anyways so doesn't matter. Just need to embellish your skills rather than make them up so you don't look incompetent. You shouldn't be honest and open for sure unless you want to keep getting that unemployment insurance
 4 years ago '11        #4
DRAGONFLY JONES 131 heat pts131
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every time i make one
 4 years ago '07        #5
nwadei 34 heat pts34
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Never lie, just embellish the hell out of whatever you have done. Champion your strengths, do not mention your weakness unless they specifically ask if you are capable of doing that thing that you cannot do.
 4 years ago '11        #6
ajymerced  OP
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Well its cause I have no volunteer experience. Thinking about adding some and maybe school clubs. I'm trying to add stuff that would make me a better candidate for an internship position
 4 years ago '08        #7
d3athb4dishonor 5 heat pts
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Yup my work history from 18-22 was fu*ked.

Got fired from a warehouse for failing a drug test after I crushed a scanner lol

Took advantage of a game deal at Blockbuster and they classified it as stealing so I completely leave those off my resume and filled it in like I worked for my homies dad. He Cove for me so it works.
 07-01-2013, 03:58 PM         #8
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My whole resume is a lie, thats the only way u gonna get a ahead in life, lying
 4 years ago '05        #9
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have and will not ever again! you can only bs your way to so far before HR looks in to your background but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do
 4 years ago '11        #10
Sin 1163 heat pts1163
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I know a dude who lied about graduating high school he drop out in 9th grade and did time for attemp murder and drugs charges and AT&T still hired him to a desk job paying $30,000 a year
 4 years ago '11        #11
ajymerced  OP
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 sincerethought said:
I know a dude who lied about graduating high school he drop out in 9th grade and did time for attemp murder and drugs charges and AT&T still hired him to a desk job paying $30,000 a year
damn, he came up! Anyone here lie about their GPA? Like boost it up a lil? Or about extracurricular activities?
 4 years ago '05        #12
pnoi89 11 heat pts11
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I've never lied on my resume or any of the skills I claim I have. And I ended up just fine.

But of course, do what you want. You can only go so far with lying.

 Chris daRealist said:
Hell yeah and if you aint lying on your sh*t your doing it wrong, cuz professionals at the highest levels lie on theirs all the time.
Just cause other people do it doesn't mean you should.

 Skratch said:
My whole resume is a lie, thats the only way u gonna get a ahead in life, lying
a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed will get you ahead in life.
 07-01-2013, 09:37 PM         #13
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yes... yes i have.
 4 years ago '11        #14
ajymerced  OP
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who here has lied about extracurricular activities or GPA? How much did you change it?
 4 years ago '06        #15
DominicanLou 15 heat pts15
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 sincerethought said:
I know a dude who lied about graduating high school he drop out in 9th grade and did time for attemp murder and drugs charges and AT&T still hired him to a desk job paying $30,000 a year
He must be struggling with that salary.

But good for him that he even got a job.
 4 years ago '05        #16
SupaMann 46 heat pts46
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Don't lie if its a county or gov't job
 4 years ago '11        #17
Sin 1163 heat pts1163
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 DominicanLou said:
He must be struggling with that salary.

But good for him that he even got a job.
yeah he eventually went back to drugs got caught
 07-02-2013, 05:43 PM         #18
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My whole resumes a fu*king lie and just got a new job making desent money with full benefits
 4 years ago '06        #19
DominicanLou 15 heat pts15
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 sincerethought said:
yeah he eventually went back to drugs got caught
it's hard out here in these skreets
 07-02-2013, 10:41 PM         #20
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Gonna lie to try n get this warehouse job. fu*k, why do jobs like this require resumes? sh*ts dumb imo. Any advice on what I should put? I have no experience but I'm in shape and I'll work hard. Thinking I'll put I worked at a gym or some sh*t. It says they do background checks. Do they really for past employment?
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