Powerchex: Non-graduates more likely to lie to get jobs

14-10-2008

Powerchex: Non-graduates more likely to lie to get jobs
Non-graduate job seekers are more likely to lie on their CV when applying for positions, results of a survey have shown.

According to Powerchex, those who have not been to university are 20 per cent more likely to embellish the truth to try to get a job.

The results also reveal that Britons are more untruthful than many other nationalities as 26 per cent of them admitted to making information up on their CV in comparison to 14 per cent of foreigners.

Powechex compared the findings to BBC1 television show the Apprentice as the winner of series four, Lee McQueen, was found to have lied about his education on his application.

Mr McQueen said: "The message is clear to everyone - don't fib on your CV."

Those who have told a lie in order to get a job may discover they are found out much more quickly as Datanomic claims that screening of employees may become common practice for companies over the next three years.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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