Top Ways Candidates Lie to Secure a Role
Lying on CVs is not an uncommon or new phenomenon - but it is an aspect of recruitment that industry leaders need to watch.
A report from CV-Library found that 92% of jobseekers have successfully gotten away with lying on their CVs, with 71% stating they landed a job as a direct result of that lie. After interviewing more than 1,000 employees, the report found that there are five areas that candidates are most willing to deceive on:
- Dates of employment - 31.4%,
- Gaps in their CV - 27.1%,
- Salary - 21.4%,
- Work experience - 12.9%
- Responsibilities in previous job -11.4%.
"It 's clear from our findings that workers are not afraid to tell white lies on their CV in order to get a job," said Lee Biggins, MD of CV-Library. "For employers, this means recruitment teams need to become more vigilant when it comes to vetting and assessing potential hires".