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Is it easy to fib to Human Resources on the amount of experience you've had when you apply to a job?

I'm applying to jobs that require a couple years experience, can I put down a fake phone number to a friend and have them vouge for me, or will Human Resources have ways of finding that out?

Asked By: mcarter283 - 3/16/2009
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No, no, no, don't EVER do this. If you get hired & they find out even ten years down the road, it is grounds for immediate dismissal! Not only that, if you get the job and then get dismissed...it'll ruin your chance of ever getting a good reference out of them for another job afterward. It's just not worth the risk... More
Answered By: StacieG - 3/16/2009
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i think you should tell the truth with all of these scandals going on the human resource departments from all these respectful companies are cracking down hard on this deceit
Answered By: honey_08 - 3/16/2009
 
Sure you can lie on your resume and sure you can use a fake number to a friend to vouch for you. But in the interview HR will be able to tell if you have the required amount of experience. If your lucky enough to fool them they will call your past employers to verify employment. HR has ways of finding out if a you... More
Answered By: Lori - 3/16/2009
 
You would be better off picking a company that would provide good lateral career movement and taking an entry level position outside of HR. Then transfer to HR at the first opportunity... More
Answered By: Richard S - 3/19/2009
 
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