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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)


 
GeneralI don't lie Pin
Simon Dufour17-Sep-10 10:48
Simon Dufour17-Sep-10 10:48 
GeneralEasysucces Pin
easysucces16-Sep-10 11:22
easysucces16-Sep-10 11:22 
GeneralNever seen the need to lie Pin
R. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 1:51
R. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 1:51 
GeneralRe: Never seen the need to lie Pin
Donsw16-Sep-10 2:10
Donsw16-Sep-10 2:10 
GeneralAlthough, admittedly Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 10:22
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 10:22 
GeneralHonesty is honestly a little subjective Pin
DiscoJimmy14-Sep-10 3:37
DiscoJimmy14-Sep-10 3:37 
QuestionWhere's the usual answer? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 22:38
Vikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 22:38 
AnswerRe: Where's the usual answer? Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 6:05
El Corazon14-Sep-10 6:05 
GeneralLying is bad for a Programmer Pin
hemantwithu13-Sep-10 22:12
hemantwithu13-Sep-10 22:12 
GeneralLying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Dmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 21:50
Dmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 21:50 
Our job is such that lying about our skills is fundamentally pointless, because a single question on the subject will clear things out. As for lying about projects done etc. - well, it depends on whether you value your reputation. For example, if you are into consulting, any sort of misrepresentation will kill your reputation and thus your business.
Dmitri Nesteruk Company | Blog | Twitter | MVP C#

GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Marc Clifton14-Sep-10 2:18
mvaMarc Clifton14-Sep-10 2:18 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
16-Sep-10 11:30
professionalN_tro_P16-Sep-10 11:30 
GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 6:09
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 6:09 
GeneralVersions [modified] Pin
thatraja13-Sep-10 19:52
professionalthatraja13-Sep-10 19:52 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 2:16
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 2:16 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja14-Sep-10 3:29
professionalthatraja14-Sep-10 3:29 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Josef Manurung14-Sep-10 22:09
Josef Manurung14-Sep-10 22:09 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
16-Sep-10 11:33
professionalN_tro_P16-Sep-10 11:33 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja16-Sep-10 20:05
professionalthatraja16-Sep-10 20:05 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 6:12
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 6:12 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja19-Sep-10 19:33
professionalthatraja19-Sep-10 19:33 
GeneralMy faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon13-Sep-10 12:11
El Corazon13-Sep-10 12:11 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Gary Wheeler14-Sep-10 0:26
Gary Wheeler14-Sep-10 0:26 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
Dan Neely14-Sep-10 5:53
Dan Neely14-Sep-10 5:53 
GeneralRe: My faith in the programming world is restored..... Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 6:04
El Corazon14-Sep-10 6:04 

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