Biggest lie on your resume or during an interview

Mar 29, 2019 21 Comments

Everyone does it but what's the biggest lie you've told to a potential employer?


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TOP 21 Comments
  • I am interested in the company/role, when it was really just a practice interview.
    Mar 29, 2019 2
    • Airbnb somensbke
      Mar 29, 2019
    • Square / Eng aQstEz
      Haha so true.
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng hbchhc
    Your supposition that everyone lies during interviews/on resume is false.
    Mar 29, 2019 4
    • Microsoft garppppp
      It's a habit now, doesn't even know why he's lying anymore
      Mar 29, 2019
    • Facebook bdheus
      Agreed! I am proud to say I’ve never lied or exaggerated any qualifications. You’re just setting yourself up for failure if you do that.
      Mar 29, 2019
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    • Oracle / Eng sysdes
      This is the case with most of us i guess
      Mar 29, 2019
  • American Express D.BCooper
    Why would you lie? If I can't back it up, Ill get called on it.

    I did lie salary though and got a 60% raise
    Mar 29, 2019 2
    • Microsoft garppppp
      So only lie if you know you can't get caught. Got it!
      Mar 29, 2019
    • American Express D.BCooper
      Information asymmetry works both ways. The hiring company has access to information I don't and I have information they don't
      Mar 30, 2019
  • Credit Karma 43anon
    Some of us don't really need to lie on resumes or interviews. As especially once you get enough experience and start taking on more challenging roles you would actually want to keep some of the stuff out of your resume. Only keep what your most technical at on your resume.
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • Intel LvOT55
    Lololol I can't tell you how many candidates have c/c++ on their resumes and can't tell me the main difference between the two.
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • PayPal da anomaly
    Never lie on resume, not necessary if you are competent
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • Wayfair jouzbS
    When I was 16 I lied on an application for a job at Panda Express. I had never had a job before, but I put on the application I used to work at Target and I made up names and phone numbers of references. Totally worked.
    Mar 29, 2019 2
    • Lyft wXfl07
      Oh how the mighty have fallen. I thought panda was a Tier-1 fast food place!
      Mar 29, 2019
    • Southwest Airlines blrndns
      @wXfl07 have you NOT heard of SIMCC? Starbucks In n Out McDonalds Chipotle and Chick fil A are the Tier 1 Big FastFood companies now!
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Nvidia / Eng

    Nvidia Eng

    Once I attended a two days training for some tech and added that in resume. The guy who was interviewing me apperently was very experienced in that particular tech. Needless to say he was enjoying and I was looking for exit door
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • Google ohwhynot
    Lieing on your resume is a bad idea. If you get the job and your lie is discovered later on you could end up fired and humiliated.
    Mar 29, 2019 0


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