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Here's What Happened When People Got Caught Lying On Their Resume
Sure, the country's unemployment rate is steadily declining, but landing a new well-paying job is still pretty tough. With more people getting certified in various programs and the college graduation rate higher than it was in years, people are finding more and more creative ways to stand out in an endless field of applicants... by lying on their resume. This is different from stretching the truth to tailor your skills to fit the job description. From falsifying university degrees to falsely claiming one understands how certain computer programs work, there are serious lengths to which certain people will go to make themselves more appealing to an employer. Some get away with it while others are forced to put their money with their mouth it. Did they succeed? Read on to find out.

Honesty is the best policy.

1
Because I lied on my resume I now make $120k a year.
Months later they randomly checked to see if I was employed at a place I listed on my resume (I wasn't) and now I'm suspended without pay.

Très désolé.

2
I lied on my resume and said I am fluent in french. The only word I know is bonjour. A french client came to speak to me and I faked a seizure to get out of helping her.

You'll never know what you'll miss if you lie.

3
I lied on my resume to get my current job. I don't have one degree I have three. I was tired of not being hired because I was over qualified. When my boss found out he upped my pay!

Talk about an awkward situation.

4
I lied on my resume about number of jobs I've had. They then did a background check and found out the truth. They called me to confront me and I just hung up and blocked their number.

Snitches get stitches.

5
I stole a peek at my coworker's resume when she lent me her flashdrive and I realized she lied about her credentials to everyone in the office! I turned her in and now she's let go. I feel kind of bad.

Whoops.

6
When you lie on your resume and now your employer needs you to do that one thing you lied about. I spent 5 hours learning Excel to put together a spread sheet and I still got it wrong.
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