Results for - Have you ever lied on a resume? Where did you skirt the truth?

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  • Have you ever lied on a resume? Where did you skirt the truth?
    1. Have you ever lied on a resume? Where did you skirt the truth?
    • Education - including implying that you graduated
      7% 205 votes
    • Work experience (specific duties)
      11% 323 votes
    • Length of service relating to job experience
      9% 260 votes
    • Awards
      4% 108 votes
    • Standing levels in education (i.e Honors, etc)
      3% 89 votes
    • Interests/hobbies
      5% 160 votes
    • Community service
      3% 100 votes
    • Past job titiles
      3% 97 votes
    • Never lied
      57% 1,735 votes
    • N/A
      14% 426 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      1% 31 votes

01/28/2013 Careers 26


  • ladyloca profile photo
    i have lied about arrests they were many years ago
    over 3 years
  • jennafuh profile photo
    I never lie on resumes, but I still manage to be overqualified.
    over 3 years
  • jinx407 profile photo
    lying takes too much energey and they will find out the truth eventualy!!
    over 3 years
  • liberty61 profile photo
    what's the point in lying?? that's a sure way NOT to get the job...
    over 3 years
  • ladibearnc48 profile photo
    I was to scare to lie, cos I knew they could look everything up so why put the time in to lie not worth it too me cos then you have to think of another one to cover up the one you told,,,I believe in being honest regardless,,
    over 3 years
  • shanita7 profile photo
    everyone lies
    over 3 years
  • SteveB profile photo
    I'm a pc technician; what's there to lie about!?
    over 3 years
  • marysmcumber profile photo
    If lied once then lie twice then before you know it you dont remember the truth from the lie. Not a healthy thing.
    over 3 years
  • fancynancy profile photo
    I have never lied on on a resume because they check your back ground and history it would not land you the job it is better to be honest and tell the truth then for them to find out later sand fire you
    over 3 years
  • ONEANDONLYONE profile photo
    If I have ever lied as if I would be putting it up here. lol
    over 3 years
  • BUDWARDDIDDLE profile photo
    I have never lied,but sometimes I don't think they check the things you put down.
    over 3 years
  • KaraB12 profile photo
    never lied on a resume but I know people who have. Like saying they have a high school diploma or a college diploma or degree in something that they don't.
    over 3 years
  • Monkeyray profile photo
    I would sometimes add that I am a millionaire and doing this for a Philanthropy project lol to see if they actually read the square for any more to add for this position have recieved high remarks in the smart ass department got the job too
    over 3 years
  • russellrgarland profile photo
    Down sizing a resume sucks to get a job,but knowledge and education and experience don't seeem to matter much anymore.
    over 3 years
  • RMD profile photo
    Never lied on my resume. It would be too easy to find out otherwise.
    over 3 years
  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    No!It is in your best interests to tell the total truth.If you get caught,that would be very bad!
    over 3 years
  • Taylerannsg profile photo
    To lie on a resume guarantees that eventually someone who knows the truth will show up. Then you are in a mess of trouble. Dont do it!
    over 3 years
  • Berdina328 profile photo
    I quit putting my extensive education on resume because there did not seem to be employers willing to pay an appropriate salary. Soon, I left off that MBA and got a job right away. Such a travesty, but you do what you need to do to feed your family.
    over 3 years
  • norahs1962 profile photo
    never lied guessing that's why I'm not getting hired
    over 3 years
  • car9og profile photo
    Never lied on my resume. Maybe that's why I'm unemployed.
    over 3 years
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