Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Trouble of a Fake Resume
We all need jobs to sustain our needs and wants (unless, of course, we are already living from our passive income). And in finding a job for a longer time, we may become desperate or simply in getting the dream job that we want. Some of us may overstate our skills or may lie about our work experiences. But we have to realize that jobhunting is a mutual search. We are looking for a company that may help us with our career goals and the company is also looking for a staff that can improve their overall value (which, of course, can be converted to a Profit).
When we lie about our skills and what we want, we end up getting the inappropriate job for us. I just met someone who overly sugarcoated her CV and surely, she prepared to be an eloquent candidate during interviews. She gets job easily but work became difficult for her due to lack of experience (or expertise). Also, interviewers assess if candidates fit to their work milieu. If we try to please the interviewers of things that we are not, we will just become one of the whiners that they may hire.
Of course, a company is not an exemption. They will also not tell you the struggles or issues about the company. Advertising always portrait a positive image. And you will accept the offer only to find out that you made a wrong choice if not a good option. Thus, it's our duty to be careful and attentive, too. Honestly, I am also trying to learn things about this until now.
Generally, we only have power over the things that we have a control of. And it's about the CV that we presented and the honesty or sincerity with our answers during the interviews. Of course, I can't force you not to lie but I would like to advise you instead. If you want to claim that you are adept or have an experience on something, then, you have to study or master those things, too. (Hoping that my blogsite will not be blocked for advising you these things, too. Aahhmmpppfff...)
Actually, what I really want to impart is this, if no lies or pretentions, then, you will not get caught or trapped. Life is more simple and you will get a better sleep at night and peace of mind.
Have a peaceful life, everyone! ;)
Posted by Zenith In Heart