Ever questioned the legitimacy of a CV that’s landed on your recruitment pile? A new survey reveals you may be right to be suspicious.
That’s according to a survey of more than 23,000 businesses by career matching website OneShift. It found more than 56% had experienced staff lying on their CV.
OneShift CEO Genevieve George told News Ltd it’s surprisingly common how often people lie on their resumes.
"People do it because they want to impress and tick all the boxes. It's about getting the interview and once they're in the door they sell themselves on personality, but they feel they have to over-impress to get past that first barrier," she told the news site.
According to the survey here are the seven most common things people lie about in their CVS:
- Dates of employment
- Job titles
- Skills and accomplishments
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