How many people lie on a application in order to get a job?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I have not lied but i did overexaggerate some details to sound smart. You need good reference if its your first job because i could not get hired because i was inexperienced, even mcdonalds wudnt hire me for inexperience. Sadly i got my first job through nepotism and good reference but good news is that it paid 8 dollars an hour and it was Front Desk at a hotel. Now that i need a new job i already have experience. You may want to work on some skills and smudge some details and write like your smart like nerdy smart i do and it works.

  • 1 decade ago

    I never have. The main reason is because if I got hired based on the lie and then had to live up to whatever it was, I could really hurt myself. I mean, if I said I can program using an AS.400, I better dang well better be able to do that... Or, let's say I tell them I know how to repair small engines (which I dont), I could be asked to help the repair crew someday in a pinch! No way!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't lie on paper. I would suggest brushing up on your sales skills and learn how to sale yourself on paper and in person. Make sure that you are postive about yourself and speak confidently about your accomplishments or what you want to accomplish.

    Pretty much just turn everything you say into something positive and sound SUPER excited about this great opportunity. Visualize yourself spending all the big dough you are going to make and it helps.

    Also - it helps to go into any situation including job searches knowing that if you really want something you CAN get it.

    good luck - sure you will do well.

  • 1 decade ago

    Many do but it's a bad idea. When/if the organization learns that you've lied, they will fire you. I know, because I have let employees go for misrepresenting their background. Dishonesty is generally not looked favorably upon at companies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A lot of people do, but a very bad idea. With background checks and verifiable ways to "check", it is a good way to not be considered at all.

  • 1 decade ago

    never - smudging some facts, yes.

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