Did I miss the memo or is everyone embellishing their resumes these days? I understand the concept of editing your resume to make it more tailored to a specific job you’re hoping to get. For instance, if you’re applying for a job in social media and you want to be sure your CV is highlighting your actual experience in that field, you might edit your resume so that you can go into greater detail on that subject. That being said, fabricating degrees and prior experience is something that is far too anxiety-inducing for this anxious writer. However, there are far too many folks out there on LinkedIn and elsewhere who have no problem doing this.
Now, one might wonder what this says about people’s ethics, but one might also wonder what this says about folks on the other side of this who fail to do their due diligence or who really only care about surface-level credentials. Because according to the people who shared their confessions via this r/AskReddit thread, most of the time, these applicants not only got the job, but they also thrived in their respective roles. Keep scrolling below for the full stories. When you’re done, here are some stories of people who quit their jobs on the spot.