Majority of candidates exaggerate CV skills

Nearly
two-thirds of people lie on their CV, claims research.

Research
by the Job Channel reveals 64 per cent of adults who are currently employed,
but looking for a new  job, are willing
to invent information on their CVs to land a job.

Men
are more likely to lie than women – 73 per cent of men admit to untruths compared
to only 56 per cent of women.

Exaggerating
your salary is by far the most popular lie, with 47 per cent of men and 37 per
cent women admitting to inflating their salaries in a bid to increase their
income for their next job. Other popular exaggerations include qualifications
(27 per cent), length of service in a previous job (26 per cent), level of
experience (24 per cent) and hobbies (24 per cent).

The
study shows office workers seem to have the highest propensity to lie, closely
followed by students, manual workers, skilled trades and finally retail workers
(10 per cent).

www.jobchannel.tv

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