Q. I'm desperate and I found someone on campus that will help me get fake references and I wonder if I should do it to get a job. Nothing else seems to work.
Ans. Honesty is one of the best things you can put forward when trying to find work. Remember that if you cheat, with today's Internet, few secrets stay secret and false information is usually exposed (consider Madoff, Edwards, and Stanford, for a start). Unfortunately, so many people are "doctoring" their resumes these desperate days; some do manage to get by with it. You have to decide if you can bear the stress of lying.