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Will You Benefit by Lying on Your CV?



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Will You Benefit by Lying on Your CV?:

The latest story is that of a government official who put a Stanford University degree in her CV that the university could not confirm. On top of it, they discovered plagiarism in her doctoral dissertation. Obviously, those discoveries don’t necessarily benefit a good reputation. And it can absolutely hurt sooner or later when you are trying to build a career. The response of people in discussions about such scandals usually is that everybody does it. In Germany, a banker with the name Christian Eberhard dreamed of being a surgeon. He made his dream come true by forging a medical degree. When his fraud was discovered, he had already performed 190 surgeries at the University Clinic of Erlangen. This was despite the fact that he had written his “degree” with an ink pen, even making spelling mistakes.
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One resume writer lists that he won the silver medal in a drama competition at high school. What his resume fails to say is that his group landed second place out of two with a poor performance of a skit written just hours before. The truth behind the story certainly presents him in a bad light. Another job applicant confessed that, while his CV was accurate, he invented a competing job offer to push a company into giving him more money. And his trick worked.
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