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Discussion on: Lie - To Advance Your Career

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Kelly Stannard

I worked with a guy who later confessed to me of making up nearly all of his professional experience. I don't think he was ever found out.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

Bingo! And while I wouldn't necessarily endorse "making up nearly all of your professional experience", I would endorse crafting a "story" about your experience that reflects your skills. In other words, that guy was never found out because he actually knew what he was doing. If he fabricated his resume - and he had no skills - he would've been quickly found out and it would've ended poorly.