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If I make up waiter jobs on my resume and they ask me why I went form one job to another, what do i say?

I want to get a job at the cheescake factory but i dont think that I have enough restaurant experience, so I'm going to lie on my resume, saying that I have had jobs that I haven't had. What's a good reason for moving from job to job without having moved to another city? I live in LA.

Asked By: theone111 - 11/26/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Don't lie--start at the bottom like everyone else. If you have to work at IHOP for a while before they'll take you at Cheesecake Factory, tough; welcome to the world. If you're a hard worker, you can work your way up and out.
Answered By: crazy4u_630 - 11/26/2007
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Don't do that. Your job history is something that a potential employer can (and will) check. I'd never hire you. Lie at the very beginning and I can only assume you'll lie later. Grief I definitely don't need. Tell the truth. If you don't get the job, keep looking.
Answered By: OR1234 - 11/26/2007
 
Say you were trying to find the job that was right for you
Answered By: ***MFAB*** - 11/26/2007
 
Just be honest to begin with. If they check your references they will find out you are a lyre Not good !!
Answered By: roofinrobert2006 - 11/26/2007
 
dont lie, tell the truth. Otherwise you'll be screwed and never get the job.
Answered By: Dippin Dots of East Lansing - 11/26/2007
 
Do not say that you had medical or family issues because they are red flags for issues that tend to repeat. Say something like the new place was closer to your home, It had better hours, It was more challanging, you returned back to school... I would find a place that recently went out of business and say that you... More
Answered By: David W - 11/26/2007
 
Any responsible business will call the places that you said you worked to find out if you were a good employee. When the other restaurants tell them that you never worked there, I can guarantee that they will throw your resume directly into the trash can. Lying on your resume shows them that you are dishonest and... More
Answered By: Stacia Z - 11/26/2007
 
You're looking for trouble if you just make up jobs. Restaurant work is a field where everybody seems to know someone who works any other place, so they're likely to figure out you just lied, and then you have no change to get hired.
Answered By: Judy - 11/26/2007
 
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