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Men exposed as CV liars

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One in 10 men lie on their CVs, according to latest research.

BackgroundChecking.com quizzed almost 1,500 respondents and found that whilst 12% of men admitted to lying about their job title on their CV, just 7% of women did the same.

Likewise, more males were willing to exaggerate their educational qualifications, with 14% of men questioned admitting to falsifying this information on their CV and job application forms, whereas only 11% of women would do the same.

Avis Easteal, general manager at BackgroundChecking.com, said: “HR departments need to check every application thoroughly. If people believe they can get away with lying on their CV, then they will. There are serious implications for anyone who employs a person without checking their credentials, whether qualifications for the job, experience or even employment eligibility.

“For example, the recent introduction of the Immigration Act means that a company can be charged up to £10,000 or even face imprisonment if they employ someone who is not permitted to work in the UK.”

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