Lying on linkedin profile?

Microsoft Wattage
Sep 15, 2018 35 Comments

A guy I know (was senior in MSFT) just joined goog but has lied about being a principal since last couple of years in MSFT in LinkedIn. Wondering if goog or other companies do bg check for US citizens or not. Also does this behavior help? Seems pretty unethical.

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  • Medallia Bfdcvbgfv
    How does it matter to u? Did it interfere In ur day to day working?
    Sep 15, 2018 11
    • Microsoft winteris
      Medallia dude what is wrong with you? Did you also lie your way ? Justifying such unethical behavior. Whether somebody was a senior or principal in microsoft is visible to everyone in Microsoft, simply in address book or skype. Job titles are not subjective. There is no uncertainty here according to op.
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Medallia Bfdcvbgfv
      I am not saying it’s right to lie. If the person lied when the bg check was done or the resume he submitted to the company then that’s unethical and not to be tolerated. LinkedIn is just a social network. Ppl write all sort of great things about them self. Op has problems with Wht the person has written on their LinkedIn profile. Who cares!
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Lyft Shekel
      Who cares ? We care @medallia
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Microsoft hpmndt
      Report it to HR. If it turns out they did not lie, HR will figure that out. It sucks to work on an uneven playing field with liars and cheaters. It's bad for everyone.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • You're a bunch of sandy va-gin-as. You should mind your own silly business and spend more time cleaning said va-gin-as than be worried about somebody else swinging their co-ck around. You can literally say whatever TF you want which is precisely why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. If he passed the interview then due diligence was done and all you whiny biatches should go back to your holes or go crank out some leetcode instead of sitting here being jelly 🤷‍♂️
      Feb 7
  • Medallia Bfdcvbgfv
    I feel u should not waste ur time thinking about just petty things. U don’t know why the other person has written it might be true might be false. Put ur time and energy in better things.
    Sep 15, 2018 2
    • Tesla / Eng
      embedder

      Tesla Eng

      BIO
      Interested in all things embedded systems
      embeddermore
      Good to know your time in energy is better spent on things other than integrity.

      OP, ignore this guy and bring it up with someone if you feel it’s appropriate. This is not a “petty thing”, this is lying about one’s position and implied responsibilities and experience. People with this attitude are why this entire industry can be such a shit-show sometimes.
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
      Yeah, ignore and move on.
      Sep 17, 2018
  • Amazon vpbylaj
    ^^^ agree

    All these people got fired or "resigned" for misrepresenting credentials. You either reward this behavior with a job and high pay or punish it in order to stop it.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/successful-executives-who-have-lied-on-their-resumes-2015-7
    Sep 16, 2018 3
    • Medallia Bfdcvbgfv
      Op says on LinkedIn profile. Nothing about the persons resume is mentioned. Please read the original post. LinkedIn doesn’t completely guarantee a persons skill.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Amazon vpbylaj
      Medallia, I did read the original post. I also read your comments defending the person who misrepresented himself on LinkedIn. So you must think it is ok, while on a job search.

      Some people put an eye catcher headline, that can say anything. But Linkedin is commonly checked vs a resume. Anyone can lie on a resume because no one sees it. The fact that linkedin is publicly seen, including your previous peers, it is trusted more than your resume. People can call you out because you chose to post it publicly.
      Sep 16, 2018
    • Hmm, and I thought you had to join LinkedIn and agree to their terms of service to be able to read bios.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
    Napoli1

    eBay Eng

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    eBay
    Napoli1more
    Report
    Sep 15, 2018 2
    • Microsoft Wattage
      OP
      How?
      Sep 15, 2018
    • eBay / Eng
      Napoli1

      eBay Eng

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      eBay
      Napoli1more
      HR or the concerned hiring manager.
      Sep 15, 2018
  • Google tfir
    They don't verify LinkedIn, they verify your resume. If you lie on your resume you will get flagged in bg check.
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • You don’t get to be world class by hiring and protecting corrupt, lying, third rate people. Only third rate people want to protect other corrupt third rate people and hope that they too can benefit from a circle jerk of incompetence.
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft TC_GTFO
    I would report. People like this shouldn’t get away with it.
    Sep 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Castor
    OP, this is nothing new. One of my old SDE2 teammates was passing himself off as a SWE Lead on LinkedIn & a Senior EM was telling the world he's a Director. Got a few good laughs out of that.
    Sep 16, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / R&D
      Mehmehmehb

      Microsoft R&D

      PRE
      Microsoft, Philips
      Mehmehmehbmore
      There is a bunch of CSAs that call themselves chief ds or chief architect of a country. Lol
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng Hydera6ad
    One possible case is when he left MSFT, he got a counter offer as Principal.
    Sep 15, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Wattage
      OP
      Not the case.
      Sep 16, 2018
  • Airbnb Stvdo
    I never trust what I read on LinkedIn. I have seen few people who got PIP’ed who lie about their tenure to make it seem like they do not have a gap.

    And of course, plenty of people self-claim to be senior/architect/tech lead when they are at most L4.
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Townsquare Media Slutwhispr
    Snitches get stitches.
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Townsquare Media Slutwhispr
    Just remember karma is a bitch.

    What makes you the judge, priest, or the decider?

    Clearly, he was smart enough to get the job.

    Mind your fucking business, stay in your lane, don’t be jelly because he moved up faster then you
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt ⚾️ has
    Lying on LinkedIn can lead to future termination for cause - very bad way to get terminated
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt ⚾️ has
    That’s bad - out the name here
    Sep 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Wattage
    OP
    Yup. Does not matter. Was just wondering if this is normal practice.
    Sep 15, 2018 0

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