It’s tough to stand out from the crowd when trying to land any job.
But the extreme lengths some jobseekers go to to impress potential employers don’t always pay off.
Speaking to the anonymous secret sharing app Whisper, people from around the world confessed admitted to having lied on job applications – and revealed all about whether or not their dishonesty worked.
One person told how they had been promoted twice after landing a role using forged qualifications.
But despite the occasional happy ending, many others told how their deception ultimately got them fired – or even booted out at the interview stages.
Relentless job seekers shared the consequences of lying on their job applications with anonymous sharing app Whisper
One person admits putting others lives at risk by pretending that they were CPR certified
Another avoided sharing the details of all their qualifications to ensure that they wouldn’t be over looked for being to qualified
One highly paid individual was unexpectedly suspended after a background check uncovered that they had lied about their previous working experiences
Another person shared that they were blackmailed after an ex-coworker discovered they had lied to their new workplace
A good work ethic was able to keep one person employed after their boss did a background check which revealed they had lied about where they had worked before
To avoid being caught out in a lie over languages spoken one person faked a seizure
After lying about having a degree for a number of years, one individual decided to get the qualification that had prevented them from getting jobs
Another person uncovered the lies of their coworker to their employer which resulted in the worker being fired
To hide a lie one employee spent five hours trying to hide their missing skills
Someone else who tried to teach them self a skill they lied about but couldn’t concentrate to cram the knowledge they needed
Another who deceived their employer was fired after their lie broke several machines within the company
One person admitted they had lied to their boss before the employer would have a chance to do a background check
Another person who was afraid of confrontation decided to avoid calls from their employer after being caught in a web of lies
In an attempt to secure a job without the necessary qualifications one person tried to hide that they had dropped out of their studies
Others were fired when their background check revealed lies before their start date despite having a successful interview
One person was fired before their job started because they had lied about dates of their previous workplaces on their application
Someone else whose actions proved their job application couldn’t be trusted tried to give the illusion that they are very punctual
One person learn’t the consequences of their lies the hard way after experiencing a personal injury caused by a secret health issue
An actor was removed from their job for lying about a 5lb weight difference during casting