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How much do you embellish your resume/CV   [Edit]

Survey period: 13 Sep 2010 to 20 Sep 2010

Embellishing a resume is part of the game, but you do realise that employers have heard of Google and can use a phone, right? (suggested by El Corazon)

I exaggerate my skills (If I've read about it I'm an expert)518.54
I take some team achievements as my own528.71
Anything I teamed on I take full credit for172.85
All team achievements are now my own50.84
A mythical promotion50.84
Mythical qualifications and certifications71.17
Straight out fairy tales142.35
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

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GeneralI don't lie Pin
Simon Dufour17-Sep-10 9:48
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GeneralEasysucces Pin
easysucces16-Sep-10 10:22
Membereasysucces16-Sep-10 10:22 
GeneralNever seen the need to lie Pin
R. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 0:51
MemberR. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 0:51 
GeneralRe: Never seen the need to lie Pin
Donsw16-Sep-10 1:10
MemberDonsw16-Sep-10 1:10 
I agree, why lie, you will get in the job and then you can not do the work then they will let you go. pretty simple. Be honest. not to mention you have to go and take an interview, what if they ask questions on something you said you know.
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GeneralAlthough, admittedly Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 9:22
MemberEnnis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 9:22 
GeneralHonesty is honestly a little subjective Pin
DiscoJimmy14-Sep-10 2:37
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QuestionWhere's the usual answer? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 21:38
MemberVikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 21:38 
AnswerRe: Where's the usual answer? Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 5:05
MemberEl Corazon14-Sep-10 5:05 
GeneralLying is bad for a Programmer Pin
hemantwithu13-Sep-10 21:12
Memberhemantwithu13-Sep-10 21:12 
GeneralLying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Dmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 20:50
MemberDmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 20:50 
GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Marc Clifton14-Sep-10 1:18
mvaMarc Clifton14-Sep-10 1:18 
GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:09
MemberTomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:09 
GeneralVersions [modified] Pin
thatraja13-Sep-10 18:52
professionalthatraja13-Sep-10 18:52 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:16
MemberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:16 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja14-Sep-10 2:29
professionalthatraja14-Sep-10 2:29 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Josef Manurung14-Sep-10 21:09
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GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja16-Sep-10 19:05
professionalthatraja16-Sep-10 19:05 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:12
MemberTomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:12 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja19-Sep-10 18:33
professionalthatraja19-Sep-10 18:33 
GeneralMy faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon13-Sep-10 11:11
MemberEl Corazon13-Sep-10 11:11 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Gary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:26
MemberGary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:26 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Dan Neely14-Sep-10 4:53
MemberDan Neely14-Sep-10 4:53 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 5:04
MemberEl Corazon14-Sep-10 5:04 
GeneralI have no reason to exaggerate Pin
Marc Clifton13-Sep-10 4:24
mvaMarc Clifton13-Sep-10 4:24 
GeneralRe: I have no reason to exaggerate Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:08
MemberXiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:08 

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