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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, 15:55)
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Not on my CV, but on the CV of someone I was interviewing
I sometimes get involved in recruitment at my company and on this occasion I was interviewing a guy who had listed "Grappling" (which incidentally when I was at school was a euphemism for wanking) as one of his interests.

So i asked him "You've listed Grappling as one of your interests, can you tell me a bit about what that is?"

He looked me square in the eye and said "I don't talk about Grappling"

Cue uncomfortable silence.....

Not wanting to lose face I carried on "Well, as you've listed it as an interest, has no one ever asked you about it before?"

Again he just stared at me and said "No, never."

I was baffled, but I offered him the job anyway as I didn't like the prick he would be working for.

6 months later he was sacked for attacking said prick (presumably with some sort of Grappling move). I'm sure there's a moral there somewhere - probably don't let me interview for positions in your team.
(, Wed 12 Jul 2006, 17:38, Reply)

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