out of five job applicants have lied on their CV to get a job, according to a
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.
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.
Done, managing director of Portfolio Payroll, said that while people lied on
CVs, the truth tended to shine through in interviews.
recommended that businesses employ a recruitment team to scrutinise job
applicants to avoid these hiring mistakes.
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)