have you ever lied on your c.v or resume?

@ESKARENA1 (18296)
April 4, 2007 5:23pm CST
have you ever lied on your c.v or resume? Do you think it is ok to do this, if it is the only way to get the job?
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 07
No I haven't as chances it will be checked up on and that is possible more with the Jobs then anything else lol So I would never dare
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
i personally feel we should endevour to get in to the position where we have no need to lie at all blessed be
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 07
Yes so do I
@Bizziebod (3526)
5 Apr 07
The only thing I've done that's not quite right is missing out jobs, say if I've only had a job for a few weeks, then I've omitted putting them down, as it looks bad when it looks like you can't stick at a job for more than a few weeks. I think as long as it's not a great big whopping lie like saying you're trained to do something when you arn't then it's ok within reason.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
haha i have done this and dont see anything wrong with it blessed be
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5 Apr 07
No I don't believe in it. I have had companies check every one of my previous employers. If you lie about your abilities they will find out sooner rather than later. Then you just may lose that job that you lied to get. Be honesas it is the best way.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
this makes sense too. I guess it depends on how confident you are that you can pull off the job. Maybe it is possible, but has to be a calculated risk
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I guess in a way I lie on my resume--I used to be actively involved in getting my photos published up until 1996 when a few weird things intervened and caused my photo career to come to a screeching halt. It's not that I'm exactly lying on my resume, I just kind of let it slip that technically speaking I haven't worked in all those years--my resume is more of a brief listing of all the publications my photos have been published--I have a 16-page more detailed list as opposed to the three page resume....my resume basicallly starts out by saying..."I have been a successfully published photographer since 1980...etc.etc. etc.--so I'm in effect am omitting that I haven't been activelly published in all these years except for just recently--LOL--I think one has to fudge a tad--if I admitted I haven't been regularly published a photo editor might wonder, like why--not because of a lack of skill, but I don't think someone wants to hear about personal family matters that intervened..do you? LOL
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
lol well yes i can see why you would do this, no i dont think it is wrong to lie in this way I feel you often need to operate in this way in order to deal with the prejudices of others blessed be
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@waynet (2650)
4 Apr 07
I think it is fairly justified if you need a job desperately and you have been turned down because you have either no experience or the right qualifications for the job, sometimes no one is going to give you the chance if you don't take the initiative first. I've lied several times on my CV and also researched the actual truth for the lies to back up my lies, just in case they decide to test me on something!!
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
i think that is a good idea. The research you do will make you compitent and therefore negate the lie blessed be
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• United States
5 Apr 07
How does the research make one more competent if it is for the purpose of finding a lie to cover a lie? That makes no sense to me. If you are not qualified, it is bound to show sooner or later don't you think? If I can't get a job honestly, then I do not need to be working at whatever place I would be hired under the lie.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
No, I don't think it's ok to do this. But I needed a job and telling the truth wasn't working anymore. So, yes I lied and if I am confronted about it I will tell the truth, cause I'm going to get fired anyway. So let the truth be told.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
yes i can imagine in the long run it doesnt work. However, in the sense a lie may get you through the door, then it is down to your own abilities to see if you can justify the lie blessed be
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
in a way yes... ive got a really really bad experience with my other job and my boss (the problem). the job was okay but my boss was i dont know. i never put this job on my resume and didnt consider it as an experience and never did i wrote on my trainings on this job.. i think its fair enough for the two us.. :) cheers!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
i can understand why this happens. Is missing something off your c.v the same as lying about it ?
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@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
4 Apr 07
no i have never lied on a resume...i dont think it is a good idea..if you lied and got the job and then they found out you would be fired for lying and that would then hurt your employment record
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
this is certainly true. Its part of employment law. However, to lie and get away with it, may open doors that would otherwise be closed blessed be
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@replyashu (746)
• India
7 Apr 07
i have never ever thought of cheating anyone and i assure everyone that no false evidence in any of my cv will ever be given, becoz my conscience will never allow me to do so!
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 Apr 07
thats great, long may you keep your integrity intact, blessed be
@cheribam (448)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Nope, or else people won't trust me if they found out about the lie... Or the worst thing is to be busted on the job...
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 Apr 07
thats a plus for you. For sure it is a calculated gamble. thank you for your response my friend blessed be
5 Apr 07
never really lied on a cv but i once told my future employer that i knew how to use a machine which i didnt, when i got the job i had fun learning though, not sure if it got me the job thought or if i got it on my qualifications. Have you ?
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
only in the same way as you, like ive missed something out or ive just let them think that i know more than i actually do blessed be
• United States
5 Apr 07
I have, in the earlier days of my career in legal I was getting no where with my no experience resume, so my Mother told me to fudge on a few things (her way of saying a small lie), I did and low and behold I got the better paying jobs, until finally I did not need to "fudge" anymore to get the jobs that paid well cause I had the experience. I see nothing wrong with it if it is small and not a huge lie, if it is something like nothing a piece of equipment that you say you can work and figuring it out the first few days of your job. Otherwise, I think you should be honest and try and get the education you can to work the kind of job that pays you for the information you were going to lie about ...
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
yes agreed you should try to tell the truth, but if everyone tells lies arent you at a big disadvantage telling the truth?
@palpalsky (900)
• United States
5 Apr 07
no ..u should not ever lie ..because cv refects your hard work eraned over the time and if ever you get caught ..it can damage your career
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
5 Apr 07
what you say makes sense, if word gets round it can be damning blessed be