Top areas Brits will lie about on their CV

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Whether a freelancer, contractor or ‘permie’, a recent survey has revealed that as many as 92.5% of Brits have got away with lying on their CV.

CV-Library surveyed 1,000 UK workers and looked at whether they would ever consider lying on their CV or to a potential employer, so that they could secure a new job.

Interestingly, the majority of those questioned said that they would.

The report found that the areas in which workers would be most willing to lie about included:

–      The dates of their previous employment (31.4%)

–      Gaps in their CV (27.1%)

–      Work experience (12.9%)

–      Previous responsibilities (11.4%)

Advising recruiters and employers, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said, “It’s clear from our findings that UK workers are not afraid to tell white lies on their CV in order to get a job. For employers, this means recruitment teams need to become more vigilant when it comes to vetting and assessing potential hires.

“So, whether that’s asking for references from previous roles, or ensuring you ask the right interview questions to get the most out of your candidates, it’s important that you consider whether someone may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes!”

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