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Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Job Applicants Lie on their Resume


Nearly half – 46 percent – of more than 1,000 workers and 300 senior managers reported they knew job applicants who misrepresented themselves and included false information on a resume, a 25 point rise up from only 21 percent in 2011, according to a survey from staffing service OfficeTeam.

The survey from OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, found that men knew more liars as 51 percent of male workers knew someone who lied on a resume versus 39 percent of female workers. Younger workers knew more liars as 55 percent of employees aged 18 to 34 said they knew people who did not tell the truth on a resume.

The OfficeTeam survey also revealed what kind of information that job applicants most often misrepresented on a resume, as 76 percent of applicants lied about job experience, 59 percent lied about job duties, 33 percent lied about education, and 26 percent lied about employment dates. FULL ARTICLE

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