Mendacity tops list of jobseeker attributes

Four
out of five job applicants have lied on their CV to get a job, according to a
new survey.

The
research by financial recruitment firm Portfolio Payroll and employment lawyers
Peninsula, also found that three out of four of us have lied during a job interview.

Almost
half of employees admitted to lying to get their present job, while more than
two-thirds had asked a friend to act as a referee on their CV.

Danny
Done, managing director of Portfolio Payroll, said that while people lied on
CVs, the truth tended to shine through in interviews.

He
recommended that businesses employ a recruitment team to scrutinise job
applicants to avoid these hiring mistakes.

The
part of CVs that most susceptible to white lies are:


Qualifications (31 per cent)


Skills (23 per cent)


Experience (22 per cent)


Referees (16 per cent)


Previous Salary (8 per cent)

By Mike Millar

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