Peter Panayotou, senior consultant at the Write Stuff, said that people who lie on their CVs could not only harm their chances of employment, but risk being fired if they are hired and the employer finds out at a later date.
His comments followed the publication of a study by Kroll Background Worldwide, which showed that the number of discrepancies uncovered in employee CVs during 2010 increased by more than 115 per cent compared with the year before.
Mr Panayotou explained that people have always embellished their CV, but they need to draw the line between changing details slightly and outright lying.
He added: "If you put down something that is outright not true, like changing dates or upgrading job titles or putting a qualification you haven't got, then that is obviously lying. But things like manipulating data or job descriptions slightly is something people normally do on their CV."
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Posted by Wayne Bly
Source: Salespeak News