New Study reveals CV lies are Rife among Brits
A whopping 38 percent of job seekers admit to’improving’ their own CVs.
So what should you have never been a voluntary aid employee; went the world or worked with underprivileged kids? It transpires that embellishing experience with CV lies comes easily to many.
But who are these liars?
The greater earning bracket admits to being economic with the truth due to the competition they face from the career market.
1 in 3 Brits have lied on their CVs at least once and 1 in 4 do it regularly. Men come out in addition to 42 percent confessing to telling enormous black lies. Whereas 66 percent of girls have never been untruthful, citing fear of being found out. More than 50% of men who confessed to lying do not feel guilty about it.
City employers beware! 44 percent of those who have told porkies live at London and 44 percent, at the Yorkshire and Humber region.
The Scots are bastions of truth with 74 percent of these having never had their pants on fire, being entirely honest on their CVs.
Conversely 33 percentage of earners are more likely to have long noses acquired through lying about their actions outside of work. This group believes that work experience and qualifications are not sufficient to be chosen for a position.
If nothing else, this study confirms that recruiters should never rely solely upon a piece of paper, which could easily be half fiction.
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Employment application fraud is enormous in the united kingdom. This could possibly be a result of the competitive job market, since there are frequently over 200 candidates for any position. However, lying in your CV is a criminal offence (Fraud Act 2006) with a maximum duration in prison of 10 years if you’re caught.
Employers are also becoming savvier, especially in jobs where safety is important, when individuals are working with kids or in the care of their elderly. Candidates could be asked to take a lie detector test, even when other tests are carried out.
The moral of the sorry state of events, called a”sea of lies” by one of the creators of Job Today, is don’t lie on your CV!