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October 11 2016

UK Prime Ministerial Candidate Embroiled in False CV Claims

Andrea Leadsom, who is in the running to be the UK 's next prime minister, has come under criticism after a CV was published that allegedly exaggerated some of her previous roles.

This is yet another instance of a high profile public figure coming under scrutiny for possible CV embellishments, serving as a warning to HR to properly screen all candidates during the recruitment process. This case serves as a warning to HR that even people in society 's higher echelons can possibly alter their resumes, putting a real onus on firms to conduct background checks on all applicants.