Placing People Professionally

Top CV Lies

5 February 2014

Upon receiving a pile of CVs to review - if you were to divide them in half, and add a bit more to one of the piles that would be the amount of resumes that could contain lies.

These are the results according to a survey of more than 23,000 businesses where they found more than 56% had experienced staff lying on their CV.  One senior Director commented how surprisingly common it is for people to lie on their resumes.  Reasons for this include wanting to impress and tick all the boxes.

According to the survey here are the 7 most common things people lie about in their CVs:

• Dates of employment

• Job titles

• Skills and accomplishments

• Salary

• Education

• Responsibilities

• References

Source HCA