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Has anyone lied about having a degree to land a job?

I want a high paying software job, I can program and I always read about how incompetent working programmers are.

Any downsides?


>Any downsides?
Your employer eventually finds out and you get fired.


They run a background check you know, like consulting the college/university you claimed to have studied at to confirm your credentials.


You could just say you studied for x years somewhere but didnt get a degree, much harder to prove.


They could probably even sue you for fraud or something along those lines.
Probably not worth it.


Only need the job for a year or two then can just drop the facade of having a degree.
Yeah.. this is what scares me. A bit like playing roulette. I would assume that a lot of startups don't do this though.

I thought about it but I figured my attendance would show up on a background check and if I'm going to lie, might as well go all the way.

Nothing to lose, nothing to take. I'm not going to pretend to be a doctor or something.


>Nothing to lose, nothing to take.

they can put you in debt if they really want to. Plus make you completely unhirable.


>might as well go all the way.
Why not lie about your name as well? You could even try to use the name of an actual graduate.


Don't be silly.


I don't know if my advice is of any value but I'd say be honest.
You should be able to show your expertise at the interview, talk all that stuff you know about which is usually beyond the scope of java trained codemonkeys who copypaste from stackoverflow.
And have a project to show. No need for something big & fancy.
You're going to start small and rely on your intelligence, rather than start with the full CS-degree suite and not knowing anything besides coding C-style in every language.


absolutely a great idea, to make sure that you're even sueable for identity theft