LYING ON RESUMES BECOMING MORE COMMON
Nearly 1/2 of workers know someone who’s lied on a resume.
THAT’S UP FROM 21% IN 2011!
|MEN 51% yes|
|WOMEN 39% yes|
|18-34 55% yes|
|35-54 41% yes|
|55+ 36% yes|
According to workers, the information that’s most commonly mispresented:
|76% Job experience|
|55% Job duties|
|26% Employment dates|
(Respondents who said they know someone who lied on his or her resume. Multiple responses permitted. Top responses shown.)
How often managers think job applicants include false information on their resumes:
|12% Very often|
|41% Somewhat often|
|38% Not very often|
(Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.)
More than 1/3 of managers said their company has removed a candidate from consideration after discovering the person lied on his or her resume.
Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 1,007 workers and 307 senior managers in the United States
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