This Is Why You Should Never Lie About Your Hobbies & Interests On Your CV...
8 September 2016, 12:40
A Twitter user has shared the pitfalls of exaggerating about even the most irrelevant things on your résumé.
It's fair to say everyone's slightly exaggerated on their CV before, but lying about skills and qualifications is just wrong, and could cause some serious embarrassment down the road.
So when one guy lied about some of his non-work related skills, which of course included being a piano genius by the age of 15, he probably didn't think it would ever come back to haunt him.
And why would he? After all, these kids mastered break dancing by the age of 1:
However, as his mate and Twitter user Javier Acosta, explains, it did catch up with him... in a big way, when he was asked to display his talents at work.
See his tweet below:
My friend lied on his cv that he mastered the piano at age 15 and now he's been asked if he can play for the board of directors on friday.— Javier Acosta (@Shimz_Afc) August 31, 2016
Oh dear. Perhaps it might be time to fess up? Or at least accidentally break his finger...
Actually, it looks like they're already on it...
Man has been sitting in the car for the past half hour googling "the most painless way to break your fingers".— Javier Acosta (@Shimz_Afc) August 31, 2016
@Shimz_Afc tell him to google hand cast for sale— JD (@HighburyJD) August 31, 2016
Note to self: If you must lie about playing an instrument on your CV, maybe don't say you were a child prodigy.
Or at least learn all the good keyboard presets.