Here’s Everything That Can Go Wrong When You Lie On Your CV

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When you’re fresh out of school and searching for a job, it can be hard! Sometimes, you find a job that you think you’re perfect for, but there’s just one pesky requirement that you don’t meet. In a situation like that, a little white lie seems like the best thing that you can do for yourself. But, telling lies on your CV can go wrong. Here are three things that can end up happening.

Your Prospective Employers Conduct Follow-up Checks

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So you don’t have the experience for a job that you know that you can do. Here is why you shouldn’t lie about having worked at a place that you haven’t. Your new employers can ask for your references in order to get opinions on your work ethic or attitude towards work or any other questions that they may have, really. Imagine how that phone call goes if you lie about working at a place that you haven’t.

You Get To The Interview And You Can’t Answer Questions

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When you lie about familiarity with certain software, or lie about having skills that a job asks for, you can put yourself into a corner when it’s time for the interview. During the interview, you might be asked how you would go about solving a problem with those skills, and you’ll find yourself stumbling to give a passable answer.

You Will Always Worry About Getting Caught

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Even if you do manage to get through the entire hiring process on a lie, when you start working it will haunt you. Depending on what the lie that you told is, you will worry constantly worry about being found out. And honestly, that won’t be fun for you. Not to mention that if you are actually found out, it will be the most uncomfortable situation. Worst case scenario, you could end up losing your job.



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