Jobseekers have been warned that although they cannot be held legally liable for any lies they write on their CV, their future employment prospects may be jeopardised.
The Write Stuff advises that a CV should be regarded as a sales document, designed to present a person in the best possible light to potential employers.
Therefore, although it is not a legal document, lying is still a bad idea as it puts the jobseeker in a bad light.
Peter Panayotou, senior consultant for The Write Stuff, said: "Honesty is always the best policy. Generally speaking, be as accurate as possible. That means not including things which are untrue and presenting them as facts."
The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors has discovered that nearly one-third of people in the UK have lied or embellished on their CV to increase their chances of securing a job.