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Old 01-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Location: Seattle
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Originally Posted by ackmondual View Post
Don't lie about things that can be verified...
1) employment dates, with what company, salary
A call to a former employer will verify these things. I've been told in exit interviews/briefings that they don't want lawsuits for 'slandering', so those are the only things they'll answer there.
What if you worked at a place with no pay and the employer died?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Originally Posted by cocaseco View Post
if it makes you better able to justify it, I feel most companies would lie to their staff in a heartbeat, no matter how they spin it.
I was on a job where every newcomer was told it would be a 1 year project. It lasted 2 to 6 months for most of us before funding ran out, and they knew about this

Originally Posted by Boosane View Post
What if you worked at a place with no pay and the employer died?
I hear these days, employers can try using social media like LinkedIn to try to hookup with anyone that might still be alive to get more info. Otherwise, if not telling the truth is preferred, then you'll have to make the judgment to see if the fib won't get back to you.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:30 AM
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My opinion on lying on a resume? After seeing things I have seen in the work field, I am all for it. There are plenty of people applying to jobs that are full of crap and get the job, why not even out the playing field? I work in the investment industry, we have a guy and he told us he used to be a Relationship Banker and turns out he was a teller instead. That is a very big difference. You think he was fired? Heck no, that guy knows everything there is with investments and can sell it like no other and it would be stupid if our firm fired him. Think about it, you have been working with someone for awhile and they are a great person, and a great worker. Turns out that person didnt have a degree and then you ask them why they lied? They tell you a good reason why they don't and say it was the only way I could get this job. Is that really so bad?

I'm sure everybody that graduated college looked for jobs and found flashy and fancy titles such as: Account Executive, Account Specialist, or whatever else. Turns out you are just a sales person, cold calling 200 people going door to door, or whatever else desperate way to make a sale. That is NOT an account executive, the position is salesperson. Wouldn't a company lying on a job title be the same as someone lying on a resume?

By no means is any of this moral at all, but it's reality and to tell you the truth I don't blame people for doing it. At the end of the day its about making money.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:53 AM
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Sometimes, if one lies on resume ( for whatever weaknesses he thinks he has ) in order to conceal the weaknesses, to make personal history appear better, assuming the lie is not detected, the potential employer believes it's true, the
" revised " resume show more serious weakness...

it's true.
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