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Hi I am a jobless guy, having 9 years of experience. Currently unemployed for 4 years, due to various reason. Lost my previous job, after that lost my I feel that I am getting it back a bit. Right now finding it difficult to get a job due to 4 year gap in my profile...i was advised by friends to get a fake experience certificate from someone....or show some fake consultancy work experience ( I dont know what that means). I am confused as of what to it advisable to get a fake certificate ? or lie in your resume. I feel I might not get a job without it. Is there any way around....I dont want to lie. Please advice.
19th January 2016 From India, Delhi
Dear Ddipak,
Please stick to your convictions. Yes, a gap is difficult to explain , regardless of its duration. Please put all your attention in explaining why it happened, rather than spinning fake documents.
If it allows you to share, please consider putting the string of events so that we can help you form your reason right. If there is a genuine reason to the gap, you will find employers to consider it. Furthermore, any activity that you did in the due course can add value to your next role.
Looking forward to hear from you.
19th January 2016 From India, Mumbai
(Cite Contribution) has given you sound advice. Please also read the discussions at
19th January 2016 From United Kingdom
Don't try to play with your career by obtaining fake experience certificate, or showing some consultancy work, unless you are so smart to prove all that, as interviewers or the management should not be expected to be a class of idiots to believe your story without proper verification. Even interviewers can put you several difficult questions on your consultancy issue, which you may not be able to reply..
19th January 2016 From India, Delhi
We would first want to know what exactly were those reasons you lost your previous job. It is upto you if you wish to share but we need to know that to give you proper guidance without which we could be finding black cat in dark room.

Having said that, what profile have you served in for 9 years? What's your age? what's your qualification? which industry? all these factors are also important. see even if your reasons were genuine and employer considers that fact but still this question might arise as to four years is not small period of time at all. And did you consider utilising this time in enhancing your skill set like pursuing some sort of course. Because in these four years (in whatever profile you have worked) there certainly could be upgradation. If...if you were totally idle all this while them most definitely nothing will justify this. Please also let us know what you did.

Coming to fake certificate, whether we advice you pro that or not ultimately we cannot control that and only you may be able to understand the frustration of your unemployment for this long but in such situation it would be great if you try and find a job and apply in start ups or consultancy services which will suit your skills. Take one step at a time.
20th January 2016 From India, Mumbai
Hello Dipak,

Like other members pointed-out, just DON'T EVEN THINK of faking your profile....irrespective of the compulsions.

Vis-a-vis your line 'was advised by friends to get a fake experience certificate from someone', it's NOT THEIR career. Though this might sound preposterous, suggest keep away from such the Saying goes 'you are known by the friends you keep'. Their attitude is more than likely to rub-off on you too.

Your current focus is the gap of 4 yrs....surely nothing wrong per-se in that. But IF you are caught later for faking, can you imagine the gap that COULD entail? Possibly for life. Would you be OK with it......IF it comes to that? Would any your SO-CALLED friends give you a job then?

There's no 'IF' of such acts being's only a matter of 'WHEN'. If you have any friends in Wipro/Infy, etc, just check with them. There are many cases of being thrown out even after they worked for years & got promotions too as their faking was caught later.

Coming to the options/choices you have, pl answer (Cite Contribution)'s & Varsha's queries. The more details you give about YOUR background AND about the situation, the more workable suggestions can come from the members of this Forum.

"There's no problem without a solution....we only have to find it".

All the Best.


20th January 2016 From India, Hyderabad
i am agree with Mr. Nathrao, because fake documents will not be beneficial for you in a long run. i have also faced the same situation in past years, having 3 years gap. i told to my interviewer about the gap without hiding anything. and finally i got the job, Hiding something (related to your job) for getting a job is a kind of offense. just tell the truth and feel free & unburdened.
21st January 2016 From India, Dehra Dun
Your query is answered from our learned contributing members including Mr.Rao, Mr.Dhingra sir etc. The consequences of fake certificate is also explained to you by our friends. Face the interview and explain the truth to the employer.
Please note that since this forum is being contributed by senior members by virtue of their skill knowledge and experience, in such case, you are addressing this forum as HI Guys which is not proper and correct way to seek the advise . Approaches must be polite and pleasant manner.
Adoni Suguresh
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22nd January 2016 From India, Bidar
Thank you guys for your replies.
I left my previous job because the client I was taking care of was descoped. I was working in a reputed MNC in an offshoring industry. After that I wanted to search job....but due to self pity and apathy, I found it harder to get the job. It took me some time to overcome the apathy....after that I did PMP from PMI. Since then I am finding it harder to get any interview calls...on couple of interviews I gave I felt I messed up cos I was not able to give them any convincing answer about the gap. The thing is because of the gap, the gap keeps on increasing (Its like a self defeating prophecy). I need some help regarding the gap...if you guys can would be great.
23rd January 2016 From India, Delhi
Any advice should I go ahead with the gap issue. What can I say at interview that sound legit and not fake, like a failed business. And also how should I get more interview calls....any consultant list anyone can share....any kind of help is greatly appreciated. I am in urgent need of a job, if I stay jobless any longer I will go crazy.
30th January 2016 From India, Delhi
Hi DDipak,
I agree with the view that you must be honest and disclose the gap details when applying for a job. Yes, that would make it that much difficult to get interview calls.
But, I believe each person has some inherent strengths and I am sure you also have some :-)
You can spend some time on analysing yourself, your qualities / strengths, project them in your CV. Honesty and Integrity will always pay.
Wish you all the best.
13th February 2016 From India, Bangalore
4 years of gap is too much. But i wouldn't suggest you to get a fake certificate. Which ever firm you join will do a background check, and will easily find one way or the other that it is fake.
Don't lie, infact, list down the reasons for the 4 years gap.
Also, if you are not working anymore, start working right now, no matter what, be it freelancing or consulting. Get yourself tax payer atleast. That will help you to get a better job
13th February 2016 From India, Delhi
I don't know what's your profile, area of experience.
I would suggest you having some experience you should use the affinity with close friends. Seek their help in getting engaged in the job where you are familiar with. It is comfortable working in the known environment and with people who know you well. Don't think of either the level of posts or emoluments, just get in there, work for a couple of years, rebuild your profile and then seek better opportunities. If getting a job is not possible, don't waste time, think of changing your line itself, seek a new line where you can get in, don't let go any opportunity comes in your way. There is nothing wrong in clinging to what is available rather than targeting one you desire. If you reveal your area of experience I can think of suggesting relevant avenues.
13th February 2016 From India, Bangalore
I had gone through it thoroughly its really worth to spent time on it and i really got to know a lot more from it .
13th February 2016 From India, Delhi
Dear all seniors kindly inform me how and where do i will get admition for MSW to become welfare officer.tell me all institutions and the fee structures also . if any consations in fee plz inform me all details about it to my mail id
sanjay jadhav
13th February 2016 From India, New%20Delhi
Dear Sanjay Jadhav,
You may better post your query at Higher Education in India | to get appropriate guidance about the universities/institutions conducting MSW course and their fee structure.
14th February 2016 From India, Delhi
My name is SWAPNA, I have 6 years expierince in hr.journalist role before marriage. After my marriage am relocated to Mumbai ,from Andhra Pradesh. After 5 years gap now am searching for job. And my studies done in varnacular fear about gap and English fluency..... But I have multy Tasker experience, how can I express this in interviews.... Do I get calls... companies give us opportunities? Please suggest me...
Thanking you,
22nd January 2019 From India, Vijayawada
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