Hiring managers and business owners, check this out. ResumeLab — the resume advice company — did a survey of 1,900 workers in August of this year. They wanted to know who has been lying on their resumes and their cover letters.
Here are some shocking results
- Over 70% say they lied on their resumes or cover letters
- 37% said they lied frequently
- 52% said they stretched the truth of past responsibilities
- 52% have lied about their job title and/or previous job titles
- 45% lied about the number of people they managed
- 37% didn’t tell the truth about the length of employment
Cover letters and job interviews didn’t fare much better:
- 76% didn’t tell the truth with what they put on their cover letter
- 80% said they stretched the truth in a job interview
Who lied the most? Surprisingly, people with masters and doctoral degrees. The fewest lies were told by people with bachelors and associate degrees.
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