I was really interested to see some recent data from Risk Advisory, the highlight being some 80% of CVs contain a discrepancy - aka embellishment. Everything from seniority in previous employment to academic grades are being deliberately enhanced, especially with jobseekers aged between 25 and 32 years.
Lying on CVs isn't just for the unknown, public figures are regularly caught out too, including two Ukip leaders, a winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice, and a chairman of the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust, who turned out to be a builder.
The consequences of lying on your CV can be grave, so why does it happen? According to this article, Jayne Rowley, CEO of Higher Education Data Check, puts it down to candidates feeling that grade inflation justified their exaggerations.
I wouldn't recommend being economical with the truth on your CV - perhaps you simply need a guiding hand to help you highlight your strengths, rather than trying to polish your weaknesses. At Skilling Gate we'll shine a light on your abilities. There's no need for lies.
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