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  1. #1
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    Person Lying on Resume

    Just had this little nugget drop into my lap

    http://www.the-energy.net/Resume-Remote.txt

    Now apparently when I owned JVDS this person worked for me but I don't remember. Ringing them up to ask just got a bit of confusion and me being hung up on. So if someone ever called

    Jared Tomlin from Blue Springs, MO with the email [email protected] don't hire him

    And incase the CV is deleted the bit that was there was

    June 2004 - September 2004
    VPSColo.com/JVDS.com
    London, UK

    Unix Administrator
    *Responsible for the stability and managment of nearly 36 RedHat shared servers
    *Installed and developed VPS technology
    *Handled all Tier III issues and major network outages
    *Laid off due to the unavailability of funds

    Also this last point is wrong...No idea where it came from


    I know who worked for me at that time and I know who's resume he copied

    Rus
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    He can't even come up with his own text to lie on his resume? Very sad.
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    I've got his AIM and apparently he will be able to explain...This I want to see

    Rus
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    Well I got a "reason" for this. I've edited out his AIM to be slightly nice

    I'll tell you why
    I'm a university student
    with very little 'real' work
    most people turn their noses up due to lack of experience
    when that's not the case
    but like I said, I apologize
    and hope this doesn't bring any hate between any of the parties involved

    Still far far from impressed

    Rus
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    This has got to be one of the lowest things pulled ever...
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    if he is a university student, why not just emphasize the things he did in university? after all, I see that as going through 4-5 years of training, hands-on problem solving, team work, etc, etc...

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    Originally posted by vaserv
    Well I got a "reason" for this. I've edited out his AIM to be slightly nice

    I'll tell you why
    I'm a university student
    with very little 'real' work
    most people turn their noses up due to lack of experience
    when that's not the case
    but like I said, I apologize
    and hope this doesn't bring any hate between any of the parties involved

    Still far far from impressed

    Rus
    I guess they missed integrity 101.

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    It's one thing to lie but to lie and actually name names? I've known many people to apply for positions that they weren't exactly qualified for (experience wise) but a trial period and lower pay to start is what some companies are willing to do if the need to fill that position is immediate. Lesson be learned, never lie!
    Hi! My name is Christina Chun and I'm an Artist.

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    If you know where he's going to school, I'd consider filing a complaint with the university's ethics board. Most don't take lightly to faking of anything ....
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    I was previously a graphic artist with a small business.
    After advertising for a new artist I was sent a resume and portfolio containing work made by me!!

    What are the odds?

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    University student or not, it's still dishonest, and it's not a good excuse. It's the same as saying it's ok to steal when you're low on cash. "I had to lie to get a job" is a terrible excuse.

    If you're going to lie on your resume, at least be creative. To list a real company is just not very bright.
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    Greetings!

    Honesty is very important. That is the number one criterion for us in hiring an employee. There is no compromise.

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    Well by putting it public I hope to save some companies problems down the line
    Rus
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    Then again, on the other hand, this kid could have some real potential and he might prove more valuable to your company than most other candidates with some real life work experience... you never know, and you shouldn't jump on that "report him for fraud" bandwaggon just like that.

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    <i>Then again, on the other hand, this kid could have some real potential</i>

    Then again, he's a liar.

    What if this experienced admin person you might hire, turns out not to have the skills claimed, no point sayng he might have potential. You need an admin today, not in 6 months time, with training.

    If you don't value employee integrity or honesty you'll see all your stationary walk out the door. And when you have no post-its, don't come complaining to us!

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