More than one in three Brits lie on their CVs
Some 38 per cent of Brits say they have lied on their CV at least once in their lifetime and one in four admit they fib on a regular basis, according to new data from Job Today.
Londoners are the biggest liars, with 44 per cent fabricating the truth on their CVs. People from the Yorkshire and Humber follow closely behind (42 per cent). The most truthful applicants live in Scotland, as 74 per cent claim to have never been dishonest when applying for work, reports metro.co.uk.
High earners are also more likely to be guilty of misinformation than their lower-paid counterparts – in particular, they tend to lie about their extra-curricular activities, as they believe that successful applicants need more than just the right experience.
The survey also found that women are more likely to be truthful than men on their CVs – 66 per cent of ladies state they have never lied because they are too worried about the risks involved. In comparison, 42 per cent of men admit dishonesty, with 22 per cent revealing they don’t feel guilty at all.
Job Today’s co-founder said: “Recruiting staff based only on what’s written on a piece of paper is never a good idea. There is much more to every candidate than can be reflected on a CV.”