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February 4 2016

Why so many people lie about their training history

It's relatively common for workers to lie about their training history when they are applying for a job, according to a new survey.
 
In fact, 54% of respondents admitted that they had been dishonest to a potential employer when they were applying for a job. "Many of us have no doubt experienced job interviews where we panic and think we 're not good enough for a position, and then resort to exaggerating the truth in order to make ourselves look and sound better," said Shona Fletcher, CEO of Enterprise Study.
 
"Having said that, outright lies are a different thing”. The most common reason for lying was that the respondents were worried about the lack of knowledge needed, so they "exaggerated" their previous experience.