What are the Most Common CV Lies? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Job market is very competitive, this is undeniable truth however this shouldn't be a reason for you to lie on your CV.

They will eventually find out that something you wrote on your CV wasn't right. It's very easy to do some simple research about you online which can expose your lie.

What are the most common lies on a CV?

- 57% of candiates lie about an embellished skill set.

- 55% of candidates lie about responsibilities.

- 42% of candidates lie about dates of employments.

Industries most likely to catch your lie!

- Financial services 73%
- IT 63%
- Health Care 63%

See also: The Worst Lies to Tell on Your CV

Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your CV



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infographic by: BackgroundChecks.org
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