Three quarters of applicants have already lied to you

April 10, 2013

 It could be embellishing a former job title, talking-up responsibilities or even fudging qualifications – you name it, an applicant has done it. The problem is it’s happening more often than many employers realise.

The demise of former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson showed how spectacularly resume lies can come to a head, and how damaging they can be to the company once exposed.
According to one background check firm, as many as 75% of resumes contain an inaccuracy. Some are fairly minor in nature, while others are out-and-out falsehoods, designed to tailor the resume to a specific job or to mask aspects of their background that are less favourable. “A candidate’s resume is their marketing tool to gain employment and hence they use it to portray themselves in the best light possible,” Greg Newton from background-search firm Verify previously told HC.
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