Would You Fake a Reference to Get a Job? [UPDATE]
This seems incredibly risky to me . . . like, if you get caught, it’s ALL OVER. . . but if you’re desperate enough or sketchy enough, it might appeal to you.
It’s a website called CareerExcuse.com and they’ll provide you with a FAKE REFERENCE for a job or apartment search. You get an 800 number to a fake company, the HR rep or landlord can call, and they’ll give you a glowing reference.
Their packages start at $85 and go up from there. For more money you can get a unique 800 number, pick the name of their fake company, and make sure a live receptionist answers the call. Via (CareerExcuse.com)
Would you ever use a service like this?
Here’s what you said on the Morning Show today
Would you use a service like this to get a job? Here are the poll results:
|11.50%||21.20%||8.20%||YES – Desperate times call for desperate measures. If I thought I was qualified for the job… I’d do it.|
|88.50%||78.80%||91.80%||NO – It might be tempting but I couldn’t do it.|