Just how much can you trust a resume or CV? This latest infograhpic based on data from The Society of Human Resource Managers shows the most common lies told by job applicants.


Some Highlights:
  • 46% of resumes submitted by job applicants have some measure of false information.

  • 70% of college students said they would lie on their resume if it landed them the job they wanted.

  • The most common lies include inflated salary, inaccurate job descriptions and altered employment dates.

  • 13.6% of applicants have lied at least once 12.9% would consider it.


So, what’s a hiring manager to do? Over at our Headhunters Blog we’ve previously written about the top 3 resume lies and how to detect them.


The Truth About Lying On Resumes