More than half of CVs contain lies

More
than half of CVs submitted by job applicants in 2002 contained lies or
inaccuracies, claims new research.

The
study by the Risk Advisory Group (TRAG), shows that 56 per cent of the CVs they
scanned contained false information – including fake qualifications and a
failure to disclose crimes perpetrated against previous employers.

The
worst offenders are women in their late 20s and men in their late 30s.

IT
contractors were particularly liable to lies or omissions in the CV, with 70
per cent having some sort of discrepancy.

By Quentin Reade

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