04-04-2016 02:58 PM
I've never been one to apply for a job I wasn't qualified for, or put fudge anything on my resume. But according to this Inc article, not everyone plays by the same rules.
What disturbs me about this piece is that the author almost applauds her for her accomplishment. It make you wonder if ethics in the workplace still exist.
My question on this article is this: Do you think Kimberly Kitchen should be viewed as a hero for pulling this off for so long? Or do you she should be scorned for cheating the system?
Anyone out there ever pulled something like this off? Would you if given the opportunity? How about resume enhancement? Where do you draw the line?
04-07-2016 09:05 AM
Fake it till you make it means --- your attitude is that of a winner ---- even if you are just starting or making less than you want to in sales.
If you do not "fake it" your prospects will know it and you will get what you "feel or transmit" as in lack of sales.
05-23-2016 12:11 PM
It happens all the time, but its just wrong. I still remember the colege football coach who got a job at Notre Dame but was immediately fired because he lied on his resume. He would have made Notre Dame a winner much sooner.
05-23-2016 12:13 PM
Correct. It means showing up to the meetig with confidence and knowing that YOU are the expert. But also, its a Law of Attraction thing where if you think you are.................you are.
05-23-2016 12:16 PM
People like this are taking jobs from those who are qualified to do that Job and have worked hard to be successful in the skills they developed!
My Resume is always honest and I feel that if you want a job that bad in a certain field then get knowledgable and experiance so you have the skills to work thier.
08-03-2017 12:29 PM
It is often said that "a resume is a document that is loosely based on the truth", and I've been told many times that "everyone" embellishes on their resume. I don't. I just don't see the point.
I will admit that many years ago, when I was in university, I allowed an employer to make incorrect inferences about my experience in order to get a bartending job. "Yes, I have experience as a bartender" was my response. What I left out was that my experience tending bar involved serving beer and shots in my father's sports bar, not actually making cocktails. However, I did become an award winning bartender, and one of the best that employer ever had (they told me so). So I guess I have to admit that I did "fake it until I made it".
That being said, I have never done anything like that in my professional career, nor have I ever embellished on my resume. I believe that it is best to be completely truthful at all times. That way, you never have to remember what fibs you've told and to whom you've told them, and therefore you can never get caught fibbing.
What that woman did was criminal, and could have caused a lot of harm to her "clients". What if she had pretended to be a doctor, or an engineer? Would the author still be trying to put her on some sort of pedestal knowing that she could have killed people by prescribing medications, performing surguries, or designing a building or bridge that was unsafe? Not likely.