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Have you ever lied (or even "stretched the truth") on your resume/in professional interviews?

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I have told incomplete truths and allowed interviewers to make up their own movies to fill in the gaps.

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^ this guy consults

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Always. That’s how I got this job lol 😅

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Of course. How can they prove I don’t speak Afrikaans?

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Alternative truths.

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We lie every day as consultants...the most fraudulent profession there has ever been

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C3, an example: Supported Sourcing Strategy of complex category that resulted in identification or realization of $9M in yearly cost benefits and savings.

Key questions:
what does supported mean?
What was the baseline?
What was realized vs identified but not realized?
Wtf does cost benefit means?

If they dont ask any of these questions, that line sounds far more awesome than it actually is.

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^^ but asking for salary is now pre- historic

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Lol C1. I am 16 years in the industry. Every one’s CV i see especially who are in 1 - 6 years experience and even 10 years, they claim they have been lead and have demonstrated tremendous value with respect to savings cost cuttings etc. Its bit pointless now. I think your interviewers know that as well. You must have sold them on other credentials .

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Concur with incomplete truths

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All the time

Nice try hr

Yes and I got caught. They asked for salary and I gave then total comp. They checked with my past employer and saw I lied about the salary. Called me and I made up excuse that I thought they meant total comp cuz that's how I value my job etc. Anyway I had already started so they didn't fire me but if I had not started yet, they would have rescinded offer.

C1 can you share some examples? I am trying to learn some of the skills

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