By unemployedliar - 23/5/2017 02:09 - United States - Aurora
Today, I applied for a job and got called in for an interview. I lied on my resume stating that I speak Japanese fluently. Turns out, my potential employer is half-Japanese and wants to conduct the interview entirely in Japanese. FML
jmk10 Say more :
Op here, wow I didn't know this would actually get published. Yeah I know I shouldn't have lied but I should probably mention that I do know some Japanese (more conversational than fluent, probably enough to be able to assist a customer). I figured it would be okay. Lesson learned. As you can probably figure out, I didn't get the job though.
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By  thunderniron  |  22

Okkkkkkaaaaaaay
Why would you lie about something like speaking a language? I mean it's probably the first thing they'd want to verify, especially if it's a part of the job to be able to. Can we say STUPID!?!?

By  jmk10  |  1

Op here, wow I didn't know this would actually get published. Yeah I know I shouldn't have lied but I should probably mention that I do know some Japanese (more conversational than fluent, probably enough to be able to assist a customer). I figured it would be okay. Lesson learned. As you can probably figure out, I didn't get the job though.

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  Danne696  |  14

The hard part is that unless speaking Japanese fluently was the requirement, you probably would've got credit for your conversational Japanese if you just told the truth on your CV.