Older jobseekers 'may change degree results on CVs'


Older jobseekers 'may change degree results on CVs'
Older jobseekers may be tempted to lie about the degree they received to compete in an increasingly competitive jobs market, it has been suggested.

The Recruitment Society claims that the number of people achieving firsts and 2:1s from university is higher when compared to results from ten or 20 years ago.

As a result, older people may be tempted to lie on their CV and change their degree result from a 2:2 to 2:1 because they do not believe anyone will check.

Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that "this is not an ageist comment" but "there is an element of time in that particular aspect, where people might be tempted if they think it was so long ago, no one is ever going to check".

According to a CV survey conducted by the Charted Institute of Educational Assessors, 22.8 per cent of people claim to have embellished on their CV.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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