Brits admit to CV lies

09-05-2007

Brits admit to CV lies
British jobseekers are comfortable with bending the truth in a bid to bag their dream job, a new survey shows.

A poll by a video recruitment website found that over 12 per cent of Brits have lied about their academic background.

Of those surveyed, five per cent without a university background claimed to have got degrees, while one in ten fibbed about their reasons for resigning from their last job.

The managing director of Jobs2View, which conducted the poll, said a great deal of people lie in an effort to impress potential employers and get a foot in the door.

However, he added that lying could cause "a whole load of new problems" as jobseekers then need to continue with the facade.

The survey found that two per cent of lying job hunters got caught out by their interviewers.

A separate survey conducted by BackgroundChecking.com recently found that four in ten Britons would falsify CV information if they thought they could get away with it.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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