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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)

OptionVotes% 
None47379.23
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
Other172.85
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (35 answers)


 
GeneralMy faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon13-Sep-10 11:11
El Corazon13-Sep-10 11:11 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Gary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:26
Gary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:26 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Dan Neely14-Sep-10 4:53
Dan Neely14-Sep-10 4:53 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 5:04
El 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
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:08 
GeneralI go the other way Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic13-Sep-10 3:17
Nemanja Trifunovic13-Sep-10 3:17 
GeneralI try to "forget" obsolote technology Pin
nmarcel12-Sep-10 23:20
nmarcel12-Sep-10 23:20 
It happened to me many times...
Cust: "Ohhh.. there is a project to add features to a system made in VB6 (or even Cobol)"
PM: Mmm... this guy! he knows VB6 (or whatever)...
Result: Many months working in Windows 2000 patching a very very old app.
Feeling going back to the 1970s, think about the "vi" editor (i hate it!).
...dreaming about objects, generics, lambdas and linq!
Wake up! The Singularity is coming.

GeneralRe: I try to "forget" obsolote technology Pin
RedSonja13-Sep-10 23:08
RedSonja13-Sep-10 23:08 
GeneralLinkedin works as well Pin
Mycroft Holmes12-Sep-10 22:28
professionalMycroft Holmes12-Sep-10 22:28 
GeneralRe: Linkedin works as well Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:07
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:07 
GeneralRe: Linkedin works as well Pin
Mycroft Holmes14-Sep-10 12:41
professionalMycroft Holmes14-Sep-10 12:41 
GeneralOwl Stretching Time. Pin
Dalek Dave12-Sep-10 21:44
professionalDalek Dave12-Sep-10 21:44 
GeneralRe: Owl Stretching Time. Pin
ed welch13-Sep-10 0:12
ed welch13-Sep-10 0:12 
GeneralRe: Owl Stretching Time. Pin
Not Active13-Sep-10 2:28
mentorNot Active13-Sep-10 2:28 
General100% honesty so far. Pin
John M. Drescher12-Sep-10 18:45
John M. Drescher12-Sep-10 18:45 
GeneralRe: 100% honesty so far. Pin
Anand Todkar12-Sep-10 20:52
Anand Todkar12-Sep-10 20:52 
GeneralRe: 100% honesty so far. Pin
RugbyLeague13-Sep-10 0:43
RugbyLeague13-Sep-10 0:43 
GeneralRe: 100% honesty so far. Pin
Henry Minute13-Sep-10 10:11
Henry Minute13-Sep-10 10:11 
GeneralRe: 100% honesty so far. Pin
Gary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:29
Gary Wheeler13-Sep-10 23:29 

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