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Is it safe to hide the fact that I was part of a group layoff and say instead that I chose to leave? Can recruiters find out the truth from my former employer and hurt my chances?

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Lying is bad. Forget the application process. If they ever find out you lied after hiring you they can terminate.

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Don’t lie. Ever. Just don’t do it about anything. In this business, your reputation and relationships is everything.

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Layoffs happen all the time. The only thing that matters is whether or not you are a qualified employee.

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What’s wrong with telling a recruiter you were laid off?

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Why do you need a recruiter to be hired as an advisor?

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Lying is bad on many levels. Don’t put your licenses at risk.

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Because of non production I assume. Being honest and open could be to your advantage. Take the blame and admit where you went wrong (yes, even if it was all on your partner)

How is a group layoff a bad thing? Perhaps I grew up too blue collar, but sometimes companies downsize and good employees get thrown out, also.

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