Identifying the right candidate for a position is a tricky task for any recruiter. Job seekers have, on occasion, been known to get a little creative on their CV and exaggerate their skills so they stand out from the crowd. However, some applicants often take this one step too far by completely lying about aspects of their professional life.
A recent survey has shown that seven out of 10 employers have reported finding a lie on a CV, a statistic not completely unexpected with 38% of British people admitting to falsifying the document.
So, with many sections available to disguise incorrect facts, here are some of the common places that candidates attempt to pull the wool over recruiter’s eyes.