Skip to comments.Students told they face jail for lying on their CV (i.e. resume; UK)
Posted on 07/03/2014 5:22:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Fraud prevention officers have sent a new guide to universities warning students they could face jail for telling white lies on their CVs to make them more impressive.
Entitled Dont Finish Your Career Before It Starts, the guide warns that embellishments like inflating grades and inventing extra-curricular activities can be classed as fraud by false representation and carry a maximum 10-year jail sentence.
It says that cases referred to the fraud prevention service CIFAS stay on file for six years, so applicants might also be flagged up if they attempt to apply for other jobs.
(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...
We have world leaders whose entire lives are lies and whose every word is a lie, including “and” and “the,” and the UK parliament wants to make resume-enhancement a capital offense.
If that was actually enforced here, I would be working REALLY hard, because most of the people I work for would be in jail.
How many more minutes before somebody says “White Lies” is racist? Just two years back, a Congressman wanted to outlaw the term ‘Black Holes” for the same asinine reasons.
Only low IQ US presidents and their staff can do that.
Whaaa? A resume is not a legal document, and should not be viewed as such by an employer receiving one.
Students get 6 years, the Prez gets NO time —not a peep.
The UK is very strange sometimes
...and the temperature on the slowly boiled frog is turned up another degree..
It wasnt a Congressman, AFAICR. That was John Wiley Price, who is a Dallas County Commissioner down in Texas, and is being investigated for bribery/corruption at present.
Dee Dee Myers admitted to lying on her resume also.
Oh, you’re right. The sad thing is he either doesn’t know how stupid he makes himself look by such remarks, or he doesn’t care anymore.
I’m sure that lying about being a legal resident would be OK.
So you can put whatever suits your fancy on your resume and if the potential employer hires you based on your lies, it’s all good!
No, you should be honest, and if you lie in some material way and he finds out, he should fire your ass, and give you bad references when people call. But to call it criminal is ridiculous.
Isn’t lying on your resume potentially a form of theft? If your resume says fraudulently, i.e., you graduated PBK from your university, and the boss hires you based on that fraudulent information, you’re taking a spot that doesn’t honestly belong to you. Any $ you made while holding that position is a form of theft, and it’s deprived another who might honestly deserve the position of those same $s.
The whole Brit education and employment systems are quite different from the US. Perhaps that accounts for the criminality vs. ‘just’ immorality here.
I don’t think so, in anything more than a very abstract way. Granted, when I hire people, I do look at resumes, but I go more by the interview. More telling than either of those, I live in a right-to-work/right-to-fire state, so I can hire people for what amounts to an audition. If I don’t like their results, out they go. I’m not trying to hire people who are good at creating resumes or good at interviewing; that’s not what the jobs consist of.
In fact, I told one candidate in so many words “I don’t believe a word of it. When can you start?”