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Facts About Lies In Resume [Infographic]

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Lying in Resumes

Fake Resume

Recruiters, who look through hundreds of resumes and CVs every day, know that there are many facts in application documents that were exaggerated or even falsified. The reason why job seekers use this method of self-presentation is clear.

People often want to look better than they are, especially when they need to prove that they are a worthy candidate. Though, there is another category of people, who know what facts job applicants lace their resume with – specialists of Resume Writing Lab. They write numerous documents daily and ready to share most popular facts and circumstances.

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Facts About Lies In Resume [Infographic]

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Resume Writing Lab

Facts about Lies in Resume

Who lies in resume or CV

  • 3% of job hunters, who have a misdemeanor record
  • 7% of applicants, who have a felony record
  • 46% of job applicants, who used false measures or information
  • 70% of students, who didn't have relevant experience or achievements

RESUME LIES JOB SEEKERS ARE CAUGHT IN

  • 21% assert fraudulent degrees
  • 27% present faked-up references
  • 29% give wrong employment dates
  • 33% use incorrect job descriptions
  • 40% have false salary claims

SURVEY

"Have you ever mentioned lies in resume"

  • 12.9% No, though I'd thought over it
  • 4.1% Yes, but only once
  • 9.5% Yes, several times
  • 73.5% No, never

Resume Writing Lab

WHAT EMPLOYEES THINK

  • 51% claim they will automatically dismiss applicant, who was caught in lies
  • 40% say that it depends on lies that was mentioned


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  • Recruiters, who look through hundreds of resumes and CVs every day, know that there are many facts in application documents that were exaggerated or even falsified.
  • The reason why job seekers use this method of self-presentation is clear.
  • People often want to look better than they are, especially when they need to prove that they are a worthy candidate.