Firms Ignoring Graduate ‘CV Fraud’

Thursday, 21st August 2014 at 6:00am

A study finds that a third of employers are failing to check up on applicants’ qualifications despite concerns that many graduates may be lying on their CVs, according to The Telegraph.

Research by Higher Education Degree Datacheck – a government-backed verification service – said most qualification fraud goes undetected because of a lack of proper checks.

The conclusions follow the publication of a separate study that found large numbers of graduates were deliberately lying on CVs by inflating their qualifications and altering their degree subject to get ahead in the race for good jobs.

Cases included people who had embellished qualifications, lied about the proportion of the course they had completed, changed the subject and even claimed a degree they had not sat.

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