Numbers Lying On CVs Increase

Thursday, 23rd July 2015 at 5:39pm

HR Magazine reports that nearly two-thirds (63%) of CVs contain lies, a rise of 15% in the past decade, according to an analysis of 3,000 CVs by the Risk Advisory Group.

A third (35%) of discrepancies in CVs came from 25- to 32-year-olds, making this the most common age group to lie on their CV.

The report also found 12% of candidates inflated their job titles in an attempt to climb the career ladder, replacing titles such as ‘graduate’ or ‘intern’ with ‘manager’ or ‘supervisor’.

CIPD research also revealed recruiting the wrong person can cost as much as £12,000 for senior managers or directors.

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