Sponsored by: Discount Supplements - For an extra 6% off Absolutely Everything - use code: SEPT6

Helpful ReplyHave you ever lied on a CV?

Have you ever lied on a CV?

Yes   42% (6)
No   57% (8)

Total Votes: 14

Voting Ends:
Author
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
2014/12/04 21:12:30 (permalink)

Have you ever lied on a CV?

Is it standard to do so? Is it no big deal?
#1
1 Rep Max Designer bodybuilding clothing - built to last. Try our popular Hoodie... The 'Utili-Hood' or our hard wearing Training Vests
sl
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 7440
  • Reward points: 10399
  • Joined: 2005/04/25 23:57:48
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/04 21:30:01 (permalink)
Stretching the truth perhaps :)
but never lie as in put in extra jobs.
#2
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/04 22:27:37 (permalink)
It's an old case but I still can't get over how this woman got jailed for lying on her CV. How is it that politicians can lie to get into office without going to jail?
http://www.dailymail.co.u...ag-NHS-job-jailed.html
post edited by Suspirio - 2014/12/04 22:32:15
#3
phil3030
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 4673
  • Reward points: 6898
  • Joined: 2009/05/10 23:09:03
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/04 22:34:00 (permalink)
Never lied on a CV. I believe you get found out eventually, not worth the hassle for me
#4
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/04 22:46:46 (permalink)
Why don't the apprentice contestants get prosecuted when they lie on their CV?
#5
Jason
Owner & Administrator
  • Total Posts : 5934
  • Reward points: 14254
  • Joined: 2000/11/10 12:09:18
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/04 23:19:29 (permalink)
I think years ago I "moved some dates" - i.e. ending one job a bit later and starting another sooner to make some gaps disappear (actually I think it was a job that I hated, didn't last and wanted it to not be recorded) 

1 Rep Max eBay store - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/1repmaxshop/
 
#6
Ian4996
Olympian Member
  • Total Posts : 890
  • Reward points: 7243
  • Joined: 2008/05/08 15:18:39
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/05 00:07:44 (permalink)
Never lied on a CV. I believe you get found out eventually, not worth the hassle for me
 
I'm not so sure, I do think dishonesty pays. I've never told any outright lies myself but I have a mate who's a senior manager in a company. He got his job on the basis of his 2 year's 'previous experience' at a place where he'd never worked. He's been in his job about 5 years now and is highly respected and very valuable to the company. Even if they now found out, I doubt they'd sack him and even if they did, he'd probably walk into another decent job.

Current Fitness Goals
1 mile run, sub 5 mins 30 (currently 5:02)
500m rower, sub 1 mins 30 (currently 1:32.1)
10 mile bike, sub 26 mins (currently 25:48)
 
My Journal
http://www.muscletalk.co....Shape-Up-m5317585.aspx



#7
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/05 00:26:50 (permalink)
The reason I asked the question is because I have a mate who has not worked for four years due to mental health problems. He got sectioned in 2010 and it's been a long road back for him. Thankfully he's in much better shape now and he wants to work. He has tried to be honest but as you can imagine telling a prospective employer that you couldn't work for four years because you lost the plot is not going to do you any favours. Being honest is going to keep him unemployed. Sure, he might have a discrimination claim, but ultimately an employer can always say that there were simply more suitable candidates. I don't know what else he can do but lie.
post edited by Suspirio - 2014/12/05 00:28:21
#8
Ian4996
Olympian Member
  • Total Posts : 890
  • Reward points: 7243
  • Joined: 2008/05/08 15:18:39
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/05 01:47:35 (permalink)
Is there no-one he's friends with who could help fix him up with something where they work?
 
If there's not then, to be honest, if that was me and I'd been honest about what happened time after time and kept getting rejected because of it, I would be tempted to invent a cover story for my years of absence.

Current Fitness Goals
1 mile run, sub 5 mins 30 (currently 5:02)
500m rower, sub 1 mins 30 (currently 1:32.1)
10 mile bike, sub 26 mins (currently 25:48)
 
My Journal
http://www.muscletalk.co....Shape-Up-m5317585.aspx



#9
BROKEN
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 10855
  • Reward points: 9122
  • Joined: 2005/10/19 09:21:13
  • Location: Scotland
  • Status: offline
Re: 2014/12/05 06:43:26 (permalink)
never lied, to scared I would get found out.
I have interviewed a lot of people with amazing CV's, only to find out they lied and I knew twice as much as they did
#10
flick161
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 10931
  • Reward points: 10990
  • Joined: 2004/09/08 17:46:21
  • Location: Brighton
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 09:57:56 (permalink)
Suspirio
It's an old case but I still can't get over how this woman got jailed for lying on her CV. How is it that politicians can lie to get into office without going to jail?
http://www.dailymail.co.u...ag-NHS-job-jailed.html



Probably more to do with the fact that she forged a signature and gave a completely incorrect reference 
The NHS are pretty cut-throat when it comes to following procedure.
 
I've never lied on a CV. No point IMO.
#11
brittas
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 8388
  • Reward points: 9456
  • Joined: 2007/10/11 14:57:15
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 10:08:44 (permalink)
Slight exaggerations.
 
Eg, after the IT manager in one job left I was basically doing his role but the MD refused to give me the title until I'd proved myself.  Called me IT Supervisor.  I applied for IT Managers jobs so put my current position down as IT Manager.  I'm sure I would've struggled to get a management job without the title, but I was doing the work anyway.
 
When my CV was weak I listed some systems I'd had exposure to and some programming languages I'd dabbled with.  I've since removed these from my CV as I'm far from an expert in any of these areas and I was getting calls for jobs in these subjects that I basically wouldn't have been able to do.
 
My CV has grown I'm happy with it so there's only the truth on there now.
#12
Sideeffectwhu
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 1547
  • Reward points: 9202
  • Joined: 2005/10/20 18:28:19
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 10:17:24 (permalink)
Need to change my cv now as I got a phone call from an agency asking if I was interested in a hospiital porters job and I had to tell them that my CV has changed as sadly I received a caution last month for pushing my daughter on a train.  I had told her off for coming back late and while I was telling her while I was upset she got up and pushed me to get her bag and I pushed her back into her seat.  She started crying to her mum on the phone and by the next station police were on the train and to save boring you all again I receive a caution which as so far cost me 2 hospital porter jobs and 2 train cleaning jobs.
 
So, to answer the question, no I wouldnt.   And hospitals dont do the police checks right away so I could have lied, been found out and maybe prosecuted myself.
 
Dont ever discipline your kids in public!!!  Infact, even at home never hit them,  you will be nicked if you do.
 
I regret my actions big time, only crumb of comfort is my daughter and son love me more than ever and I will never lay hand on them again accept in play fighting.

Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real
#13
Rasputin
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 9726
  • Reward points: 10020
  • Joined: 2006/06/01 15:35:42
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 11:18:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Suspirio 2014/12/05 11:48:08
As a recruiter I can tell you there is no point lying about anything other than dates on your cv and even then a month or two max. 
 
If you are going for reasonable jobs you will get found out quickly and then its pretty much up to the employer to do what they want. Some may tell you that you have been a silly boy and slap you on the wrist others will fire you on the spot. Titles and dates are the most commonly manipulated I swear damn I have had "The Lord O Mighty's Right Hand Man" enough times to suspect that god may have been a fairly mutated octopus. 
 
There is a fine line between bending the truth and out right lying. 
 
Your bloke is in the same situation as my mate who got carted off and was away for 6 months.... The problem is that if he gets a reference from his ex employer they may say went crazy so not only would there be a lie but then the added drama. However lets be frank and honest about this he is up **** creek with no where else to go and nothing to lose so therefore he may as well lie. 
 
The best way to do it would be to fabricate something i.e. was sick ( leave it at that)  then decided i didn't want to work for a time until i was better. DO NOT SAY any of the following as they can pick holes in it easily : 
 
1) Travelled the World
2) Didn't want to work as I had money
3) Studied 
4) Been looking for a job but not found anything. 

Ra Ra Rasputin lover of the Russian Queen, Ra Ra Ra Rasputin Russia's greatest love machine (Allegedly)
#14
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 11:54:34 (permalink)
Seriously though. He actually has a degree in engineering but getting a job in that field will be too stressful for him as there would be so much expectation. At present he's just looking for minimum wage jobs in coffee shops or the supermarket so that he can be around people again and test the waters to see if he can cope with a regular workplace.
 
He doesn't want to pretend to be a high flyer with false qualifications. He just wants to get a job in Starbucks or Morrisons FFS. He just has to lie. If he gets found out I can't see anyone wanting to proescute under these circumstances lol.
#15
The_Lone_Wolf
Moderator
  • Total Posts : 15208
  • Reward points: 5382
  • Joined: 2010/12/17 13:40:16
  • Location: South UK
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 12:03:02 (permalink)
My whole life is a life and my CV is my most honest element.

Bodybuilding Warehouse Rep.
#16
Dumbat
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5238
  • Reward points: 10476
  • Joined: 2004/08/05 10:54:20
  • Location: warwickshire , United Kingdom
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 12:12:37 (permalink)
I think it depends on to what extent your lying.
I have certainly been economical with the truth.
I wouldnt consider lying about a criminal record or similar.

Ignorance: Reassuringly Expensive.






#17
Fruity
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 1104
  • Reward points: 9356
  • Joined: 2004/11/29 21:00:48
  • Location: Derby
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 14:31:47 (permalink)
I've stretched a few truths like I play chess online which became I play in a chess league in the hobbies section.
 
My brother's trying to get back into employment after a long gap.  My suggestion is to say he was an unpaid carer for my folks and circumstances have changed, which is almost the truth with just the roles reversed the lazy git.
#18
Ian4996
Olympian Member
  • Total Posts : 890
  • Reward points: 7243
  • Joined: 2008/05/08 15:18:39
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 15:20:17 (permalink)
If you are going for reasonable jobs you will get found out quickly and then its pretty much up to the employer to do what they want. Some may tell you that you have been a silly boy and slap you on the wrist others will fire you on the spot.
 
To me, that demonstrates why people do think it's a chance worth taking. If I want a job with your company, but I'm either not qualified enough or not experienced enough, then if I tell the truth, I won't be getting the job anyway. So if I get caught out and then have my application thrown out or I lose my job, I just think 'Oh well, I'm no worse off than if I hadn't lied anyway'.
 
The only real deterrent would be if employers starting reporting each false application to the Police as an attempted fraud.

Current Fitness Goals
1 mile run, sub 5 mins 30 (currently 5:02)
500m rower, sub 1 mins 30 (currently 1:32.1)
10 mile bike, sub 26 mins (currently 25:48)
 
My Journal
http://www.muscletalk.co....Shape-Up-m5317585.aspx



#19
Suspirio
Pro-Member
  • Total Posts : 5040
  • Reward points: 6318
  • Joined: 2009/05/21 21:51:58
  • Status: offline
Re: Have you ever lied on a CV? 2014/12/05 15:41:09 (permalink)
I bet the police would love that.
#20
Jump to:
©2017 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited. (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | contact us | supported by)
© 2017 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5