Honesty when applying for a job is a no-brainer - exaggerate your skills on your CV and you are likely to find yourself in a tricky position when it becomes clear that you have no clue how to code or bake, or whatever you lied about.

In some cases, a candidate's lie has led to the company suffering serious losses.

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