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Lying on Your Resume
« on: September 12, 2006, 12:40:16 PM »
Do employers actually investigate your work experience? Is there a safe way to lie about legal experience on a resume? I didn't work last summer and therefore need to fill some gaps on my resume..
If you've successfully lied on your resume, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks.

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 01:37:32 PM »
Don't worry about a thing -- I'm sure it will be fine.

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 01:44:04 PM »
The more outrageous the better. Put something really impressive on there. Like the previous guy said, "you'll be fine." It's always a good idea to lie on your resume, especially if you're planning on being a future fiduciary.

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 02:12:06 PM »
Seriously, I hardly think it matters at all. Actually, I've kind of made a game out of it -- my resume has been completely different for every job I have ever applied for. You don't want to wear out those fake references by using them more than once!

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 11:46:04 PM »
I think extortion might be better. It's a bigger risk, but it will pay off more than something as easy as lying on your resume.

I think flames need to wait a few days after registering to post, lol.

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 04:12:51 AM »
In many states Character & Fitness will ocassionally pull your law school application/resume and compare it to your Character & Fitness application.  I don't know if they'd also pull resumes you've given for OCI.  Keep in mind most states want to personally verify each place you've worked and your reasons for leaving.  I'm sympathetic, as I have gaps in my resume as well, but this is outright fraud and a dumb idea.

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 02:23:17 PM »
All due respect, and I mean this question in all seriousness, but are you a moron?

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 02:51:11 PM »
Look, if you dont want to help me, you don't have to!! No need to use offensive language!

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 03:24:59 PM »
I don't think that was offensive; I'm sorry you do. Don't you realize how ridiculous this thread makes you look?

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Re: Lying on Your Resume
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 04:18:47 PM »
In general, the law considers lying bad. (Privilege against self-incrimination is a different matter). Use this as a rule of thumb.