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Would you lie on your application and during an interview if it meant getting hired for your dream job? 

66%
75 deviants said No
34%
38 deviants said Yes

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Stygma Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it can only lead to trouble. I was so angry when my former employer lied on my behalf. I was a consultant (analyst-developper) and often, my company would lie on my CV to get contracts. And when they sent me to the job, I had to figure out how to deal with their lies without hurting the customers or my reputation. Luckily, I was able to learn fast. The pressure was huge. I removed myself from this place and found a better job.

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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
kinda depends on what it is.  if it's something like making a job i did sound more relevant with a bit of hyperbole and glossing over, then maybe. (anymore it seems like you HAVE to do that to get a job).  but not if it's something like saying i worked somewhere i didn't
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AWolfInAScarf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

In all honesty, I would prefer everything to be out on the table. If I have nothing to hide, why would I lie to the employer? "Hey here's everything I am, deal with it or hire someone else."

 

Then again, I'm the kind of person who would show up to an interview in relatively nice, comfy street clothes, or something I would wear on the job normally than something fancy and outspoken.

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Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
same here, but I always dress fancy for interviews. I even put on make up and where skirts if I have to. Now, I would be reasonable, sometimes interviewers want to see ypu more serious, some more logically dressed, and some fancied up. 
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AWolfInAScarf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, true. Really it depends on where you're applying.
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NerielMi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It would depend on what would be the lie about, if it was something I could learn before I start working, why not. If it was about employment or experiences, I wouldn't lie, because I would be afraid that they'll find out.
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Phi8 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Well it depends for what.
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forgetSanity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No plain and simple. I want the job because id be the most qualified not because I miss repesented myself.

Its not worth risking losing your job if they find out as well. Because they probably want truthfull employees and if you lied on your application and they found out you could very well be fired and I doubt they would ever trust you to do anything of great importance because of the lie they caught u in.
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Abyssal-Dark-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on what I'd be lying about. A small lie that I could keep up forever? Yeah I could do that. But something big, like having to hide that I'm in a relationship, or saying I have a college degree when I don't- that I wouldn't do.
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MAYBE :stare:
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ghostlyspirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't think I could lie to the one who was interviewing me ene 
I am a horrible liar. 
If being honest doesn't get me the job then it just wasn't the job for me ono  
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ARCADE-PUNK Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yes but idk
It kinda depends on how big/serious the lie :Y
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mute-owl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
probably.  firstly though, it depends on how serious the lie [like if you said you weren't tried for a crime even if you were] or if it's something that would easily be noticed.  like if you said you tend to be very energetic, but you aren't at all actually, then don't lie.  most times though, the person hiring you wouldn't even know that you were lying because it's not like they test you for lying or not.
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