For those of you who are looking for a job, here’s a great article on the Wall Street Journal titled “Big Blunders Job Hunters Make“.
Interesting reading a VFX example:
4. Lies, lies, lies.
Six months ago, a candidate for an editing position at Factory VFX Inc. told hiring producer Liz Crawford that he came recommended by an artist on staff at the Santa Rosa, Calif., visual-effects company. After the interview, Ms. Crawford says she called the artist so the applicant could say hello to his supposed associate. That’s when it became crystal clear that the two men didn’t know each other. “He admitted he had fibbed and walked out of the room,” says Ms. Crawford.