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Why so many people lie about their training history

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Learning and development | 07 Dec 2015, 01:17 PM Agree 0
A surprising new survey shows revealing insights into why workers are lying about L&D.
  • Rupert | 07 Dec 2015, 02:42 PM Agree 0
    I told the truth in an interview which made me look worse that I might have otherwise but I am sure telling the truth got me the job.
    At an interview for my first position as a graduate the manager congratulated me on getting a Distinction for Maths. I had to admit that the "D" on my transcript was not for a "Distinction" but for "Done that don't have to do it again"

    The manager was I am fairly sure setting a "trap" for me to fall into. If I had said that it was a Distinction I am sure he would have known that it was a lie and that I would not have been successful in getting the job.

    The reason he was able to so easily set this trap was that 1/2 my transcript had P, C, D HD, and the other 1/2 of the transcript was makes using A,B,C,D,E,F which allowed him to have possibly been genuinely confused but close reading would have shown that the D was in that case not a Distinction.
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