71% of Managers Have Caught Lies on C.V.s

liesoncvsSeventy-one per cent of hiring managers have caught a lie on a CV, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder.co.uk.

And more than a third of these employers have seen instances of CV embellishment increase post-recession.

However, the study revealed how recruiters would not necessarily turn down an application if they discovered a candidate was lying on their CV.

Forty-one per cent of those surveyed said they would automatically dismiss an applicant, while 52% said it would depend on what they had lied about. Six per cent said they’d be willing to overlook a lie if they liked the candidate.

According to the survey, the most common lies employers catch on C.V.s relate to:

Embellished skill set (57%)
Embellished responsibilities (57%)
Dates of employment (40%)
Job title (36%)
Companies worked for (32%)
Academic degree (27%)
Awards/recognition (15%)

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