BE HONEST. Have you ever fudged the truth on your CV? ‘Expanded’ your experience to make you seem more worldly? Or inflated your salary in order to get a bigger pay bump?
If you’re feeling guilty, you’re not alone.
A survey of more than 23,000 businesses by career matchmaking site OneShift found that more than 56 per cent had experienced staff lying on their CV. CEO Gen George said it’s surprisingly common how often people do it, whether its to boost their salary or improve their references.
“People do it because they want to impress and tick all the boxes. It’s about getting the interview and once they’re in the door they sell themselves on personality, but they feel they have to over-impress to get past that first barrier,” she said.
Here are the seven most common things people lie about: