Is it okay to lie on your resume?

I am not speaking about lying on your resume about a job you never had. I was talking more about embellishing on the resume?

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  • I once fabricated a reasonable job at a made up company. Got my friend to be my old manager for my reference. It got me a decent job but after 6 months they found out and fired me.

    I only did it because I was in a very tight spot and had run out of options. If you have a roof over your head and food on your table then don't do this. It fucked me over after I got fired because in my next job search I then couldn't use the same lie AND on top of that I had to tell another lie to cover up why I got fired. It gets out of control. I managed to get another job in the end but it was fucking stressful and damaged my reputation.

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  • Lying is bad, mmkay. I wouldn't lie.

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  • i was once a dinin receptacle sanitation and sterilization technician

    before that i was a petrochemical distribution engineer

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  • Yeah it's ok.

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  • Of course, everyone does it when they're young, or if you have gaps in employment. Give friends' numbers as your former "bosses" and coach them on what to say lol.

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  • Are you kidding? People "embellish" all the damn time on resumes, job interviews, applications, etc.

    I mean maybe don't blatantly lie but a little "fibbing" is common.

    Just remember - no one gets ahead by being completely honest

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  • not if you are sure you can get away with it..

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  • It's probably not uncommon to lie on a résumé, but it's not normal either.

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  • Doesn't everybody do that? Even in the sense of leaving out jobs you were dismissed from?

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  • Its ok.

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