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I've not had to lie on my CV (resumé for all you 'merkins) for a while, but way back when I was a teenager and C was a cool programming language, I listed it as one of my skills.

My new boss was remarkably nice about me spending my first week's employment reading a "how to program in C" book.

(, Thu 6 Jul 2006, 14:55)
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Trilingual / J'ai Trois Langues / Habe ich zwei Tongen
If you're applying for a job with the London office of a German management consulting firm, don't include "conversational German" on your CV if you only studied it for a year, eight years previously, and have tried to avoid and forget it ever since.

Otherwise, you might find yourself at the end of an interview (that otherwise went quite well) being asked a question like "Schnerzer wertzer burzter nertzer vee vei vo vumm?". And having to reply with "err... err... err... err... I guess my Germany must be rustier than I thought."

I didn't get the job. And now I don't lie on my CV, either.
(, Thu 6 Jul 2006, 15:53, Reply)

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