It becomes increasingly important to go to interviews armed with impressive anecdotes from one's career. Ah, but would you tell fibs? Fibettes?
I've friends-locked this, but I haven't made the answers completely private. I suppose what this poll is really about is what people feel is socially comfortable, or expected, rather than what is ethical.
Is your CV completely accurate?
In every detail
I may have tidied up the timeline a little
I had to make a big change or two
It's a work of fiction
Do you tell fibs on application forms?
No, I don't compromise my integrity
I might change emphasis to match the job requirements
I'd exaggerate or embroider my past experience
I just say whatever I need to get an interview
What would you do at a job interview?
Honestly recount an experience that made you look bad?
Tell the truth but only pick instances which cast you in a good light?
Make up details because your mind goes blank and you have to say something?
Recast the outcomes or implications of an event to make yourself look better?
Just make stuff up, so they hear what they want to hear?