CV lies could have "serious consequences"

20-06-2008

CV lies could have
Jobseekers should avoid hiding the truth about employment gaps or embellishing past achievements on their CV, the head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

Anne Fairweather suggested that lying on a job application can have "serious consequences", although it appears the problem is widespread.

A recent survey from the Risk Advisory Group found that 50 per cent of CVs submitted for job applications contain inaccuracies.

"Essentially a good recruiter will check a CV thoroughly to ensure that a candidate they are putting forward for a job is indeed the candidate that they say they are on their CV," she commented.

Ms Fairweather also expressed her surprise at Sir Alan Sugar's decision to hire Apprentice candidate Lee McQueen despite the fact he lied about his education history.

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