One-in-five jobseekers lies on CV

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 13:18 -- nick

One-in-five jobseekers would lie on their CV, a new survey by Staffbay, the recruitment company, has found.

20% said they would lie to impress a potential employer, with the most common being fake qualifications or higher grades, and including work experience that did not take place.

Tony Wilmot, founder of Staffbay, said: "Obviously, these figures are shocking, but with as many as 80 people chasing the same job it’s hardly surprising that some jobseekers are prepared to bend the rules a little to enter the world of work.


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