80 percent of all resumes are misleading; 20 percent state fraudulent degrees; 30 percent show altered employment dates; 40 percent have inflated salary claims; 30 percent have inaccurate job descriptions; 27 percent give falsified references; Lying on resumes is becoming more and more common.
How can the answer be improved? A new survey from CareerBuilder of more than 2, 500 hiring managers found that 56 have caught job candidates lying on their resumes. The most common fib seems to be embellishing skills or capabilities; 62 of respondents say theyve come across this, and 54 say theyve caught applicants taking liberties when describing the scope of their Given we have the lowest unemployment rate in a decade, you have to wonder why people would feel the need to lie.
Well, here's why. Resume Application Falsification Statistics Data Percent of resumes and job applications that contain falsifications 53 Percent of college students surveyed who would lie on a resume to get Yet Mary is hardly alone in falsifying information on a resume.
Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics and a renowned economics professor at the University of Chicago, cites research suggesting that more than 50 percent of people lie on their resumes. As for the areas on resumes where employees tend to lie the most it is job experience at 76 percent followed by job duties (55 percent), education (33 percent) and employment dates (26 percent.
) More male workers (51 percent) know someone whos lied on his or her resume than their female counterparts (39 percent). May 20, 2006 The percentage of people who lie to potential employers is substantial, says Sunny Bates, CEO of New Yorkbased executive recruitment firm Sunny Bates Associates. She estimates that 40 of all rsums aren't altogether aboveboard.
And this game of employment Russian roulette is getting riskier and riskier. The Dishonest Tradition of Fudging the Facts on a Rsum 46: percentage of people lying on resumes and job applications. 50: percentage of people with at least a small amount of misleading or inflated content on their resumes. 53: percentage of resumes and job applications that contain falsifications It turns out there are lot of people lying on their resumes.
75 percent of hiring managers find one lie on a resume Aug 24, 2018 Don't knowingly lie