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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 9:48
Simon Dufour17-Sep-10 9:48 
GeneralEasysucces Pin
easysucces16-Sep-10 10:22
easysucces16-Sep-10 10:22 
GeneralNever seen the need to lie Pin
R. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 0:51
R. Giskard Reventlov16-Sep-10 0:51 
GeneralRe: Never seen the need to lie Pin
Donsw16-Sep-10 1:10
Donsw16-Sep-10 1:10 
GeneralAlthough, admittedly Pin
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 9:22
Ennis Ray Lynch, Jr.14-Sep-10 9:22 
GeneralHonesty is honestly a little subjective PinPopular
DiscoJimmy14-Sep-10 2:37
DiscoJimmy14-Sep-10 2:37 
QuestionWhere's the usual answer? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 21:38
Vikram A Punathambekar13-Sep-10 21:38 
AnswerRe: Where's the usual answer? Pin
El Corazon14-Sep-10 5:05
El Corazon14-Sep-10 5:05 
GeneralLying is bad for a Programmer Pin
hemantwithu13-Sep-10 21:12
hemantwithu13-Sep-10 21:12 
GeneralLying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Dmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 20:50
Dmitri Nеstеruk13-Sep-10 20:50 
GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Marc Clifton14-Sep-10 1:18
mvaMarc Clifton14-Sep-10 1:18 
Dmitri Nesteruk wrote:
because a single question on the subject will clear things out.


Unfortunately, a single question can also give someone the wrong impression. When I was interviewing last year, one of the questions dealt with threading and semaphores. Now, for the majority of work that I do, I don't really have to think about threading, and if I do, I'm not worried about mutexes, semaphores, blocking, etc., unless there's some cross-thread communication required, which I try to avoid. And besides, when I know I need a mutex, I look up the various options and figure out which one I need. So this information is not in my head where I can just spew out the various options and nuances of each.

And ironically, just about every phone interview question I was asked had no applicability to the actual job. I hate interviews, especially phone interviews. If I ever have to interview again, I am going to refuse doing a phone interview, even if it means missing out on 90% of the "opportunities" out there.

Marc
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
16-Sep-10 10:30
professionalN_tro_P16-Sep-10 10:30 
GeneralRe: Lying doesn't work very well in programming Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:09
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:09 
GeneralVersions [modified] Pin
thatraja13-Sep-10 18:52
professionalthatraja13-Sep-10 18:52 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:16
Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳14-Sep-10 1:16 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja14-Sep-10 2:29
professionalthatraja14-Sep-10 2:29 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Josef Manurung14-Sep-10 21:09
Josef Manurung14-Sep-10 21:09 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
16-Sep-10 10:33
professionalN_tro_P16-Sep-10 10:33 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja16-Sep-10 19:05
professionalthatraja16-Sep-10 19:05 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:12
Tomz_KV17-Sep-10 5:12 
GeneralRe: Versions Pin
thatraja19-Sep-10 18:33
professionalthatraja19-Sep-10 18:33 
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 

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