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| Recruitment
August 21 2018

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%, and
- 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".