The Risk Advisory Group is warning employers to be extra vigilant when recruiting new staff as the number of people being inaccurate or telling lies on their CVs – and the sophistication of the lies they are telling – reaches new heights. Analysis of 3,000 CVs by employee screening experts at The Risk Advisory Group has found that despite us revealing more about ourselves online than ever before, 63% of CVs contain discrepancies – a rise of 15% in the last decade*.
And although men and women were equally likely to lie on their CV, it seems that 25 – 32 year olds are the worst offenders. 35% of discrepancies came from this age group, suggesting that the ambition of ‘Gen Y’ may be driving them to bend the truth.
26% of all the CVs analysed contained mistakes relating to academic background, with 35% containing discrepancies about employment history. The analysis also identified a growing trend for candidates to embellish their job positions, with 12% inflating their job titles in an attempt to climb the career ladder and many replacing words such as ‘graduate’ or ‘intern’ with ‘manager’ or ‘supervisor’.
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