(Closed) Lying on resume

posted 3 months ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

No, don’t do this. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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rainingteadrops :  nope. No point you’d lose the job you got as soon as they find out, and they will find out

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

What? Please don’t do this. I’ve actually had to fire people for doing this. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

What? You mean like saying you can speak Spanish but you really can’t speak Spanish? No. Definitely not. This is a terrible idea. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Some people might get away with it, but a lot will eventually get caught. Likely fired and public humiliation.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I work in HR consulting and at my company we do employment verification to specifically ensure that people have not lied on their resumes and we will revoke an offer if we find out someone has and keep a record of it for 7 years . Don’t do it.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I had an old roommate who said he graduated from college and had a BA when he was actually a few credits short. He got the job and then was able to leverage that job to other jobs. It depends on the type of job you are applying for, but not all of them ask for transcripts/diplomas. Not sure if he ever got caught but it is definitely risky. There have also been various news stories about people in positions of power doing things like this. Not sure why you’d want to be in the company of that type of person but it’s certainly possible to do it.

The only time it might be ok is if it is something you could learn in the time period between getting the job and starting the job (i.e. if you are currently in university/school so you got the job months in advance–like a computer code if you already know how to code in a similar language or a language that you sort of speak but could become proficient in quickly).

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I worked with a guy once that flat out lied on his resume and said he was fluent in French. Probably just thought it made him look good but wouldn’t actually ever be tested. Until we needed a French speaker for a particular project and brought him in and he was complete deer in headlights. He didn’t get fired but he did look incredibly stupid and it hurt his reputation within the company.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Employers are very thorough. You’ll probably get caught. Especially if you lie about degrees or certifications.  A lot of employers even ask for copies of degrees now. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I recently worked with someone who flat out lied on her resume.  Like she went as low as saying that she knew how to use Microsoft Office and she did not.  She also said that she paid attention to detail, but managed to send out a bunch of mailings to all of the wrong people.  It was bizzare.

She lasted 2 months, which was shocking.  She shouldn’t have lasted longer than 2 weeks.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

And I can’t imagine OP is asking for actual tips on how to lie.  Right?  People don’t do that, right?  RIGHT?

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I have never lied on a resume. But I had an acquaintance once who told me he’d lied on a resume in order to get his first food service job when he was young. Not a job that required a lot of credentials but he couldn’t get a foot in the door without prior experience. So he picked a chain restaurant in a different city (where he’d really lived), I think a Chilli’s or something, and he picked a location that had gone out of business so that there wasn’t a working number to call. 

ETA: I do not advocate doing this at all!  

Post # 15
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Helper bee

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rainingteadrops :  What exactly are you wanting to lie about? I’m a recruiter and at my company we don’t always verify previous employment or degrees, so I suppose we could have hired people who have flat out lied on their resume, but I would never recommend it. 

There is always a chance that they could find out you lied, and do you really want to be hired on to do a job that you truly aren’t qualified for? And depending what kind of lie you tell there could be potential legal repercussions. 

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