Risk-taking Brits 'would lie to recruiters'

18-04-2007

Risk-taking Brits 'would lie to recruiters'
A new survey has revealed that a significant number of jobseekers would resort to lying in order to grab their dream role.

The research from hotel chain Travelodge indicated that some Brits would lie in a job interview or on their CVs in order to sell themselves to employers.

However, a bigger number of respondents said they would take risks by calling work and claiming that they are sick so they can have the day off, even when they are not actually ill.

Other risks identified by the research included using credit cards on the web and lying to friends to avoid having to hurt their feelings.

"We are all prepared to take some level of risk in our lives but some are willing to gamble harder than others," commented Guy Parsons, chief operating officer at Travelodge.

Last month, research from the Lighthouse PR agency indicated that 75 per cent of job applications it receives are "spam" CVs that are mass-emailed to a number of different firms, rather than tailored to fit the job and company in question.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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