Lying on Resumes Becoming More Common

OfficeTeam surveyed 1,007 workers and 307 senior managers in the United States, finding that nearly 50 percent of workers know someone who has lied on a resume, up 21 percent from 2011. Fifty-one percent of men and 39 percent of women responded affirmatively, with the highest percentage occurring in the 18-34 age group. Information that is most commonly misrepresented includes job experience, job duties, education, and employment dates. In addition, more than 1/3 of managers said their company has removed a candidate from consideration after discovering dishonesty on a resume.

 

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