20pc jobseekers lie in their CV
A fifth of job hunters lie in their CV to get a new job, researchers say.
According to the survey of 25,000 people, almost 20 percent would lie in their CV if it meant that they could impress a future boss.
"Obviously, these figures are shocking, but with as many as 80 people chasing the same job it's hardly surprising that some jobseekers are prepared to bend the rules a little to enter the world of work," the Telegraph quoted Tony Wilmot, founder of Staffbay, which conducted the survey, as saying.
"It's pleasing to see that 80pc of the jobseekers we surveyed are honest, but what is very apparent from these results is the need for those seeking work to differentiate themselves.
"Simple paper CVs just don't make you stand out from the crowd these days; what employers want to do is find out more about job applicants before they call them in for an interview, and they simply can't do this by flicking through a paper CV," he added.