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Tuesday 15 May 2012

Lying during a job application 'is not worth it'

Although it can be very tempting to embellish certain details or even outright lie during an interview or when compiling a CV, the risks of doing so far outweigh the benefits, it has been noted.

Barney Ely, director at Hays Human Resources, said that jobseekers who lie on their CV stand a greater chance than ever of being caught out thanks to stricter checks being carried out by employers, including vetting people via sites such as LinkedIn.

Not only can this cost employees their jobs, but it can also be embarrassing and damaging to employers, the expert added.

With competition for jobs intensifying, companies are facing a race to secure top talent, and as a result employers are using all the tools available to them to ensure they are hiring who they think they are.

This, in turn, is putting pressure on candidates to stand out from the crowd and can tempt them into embellishing their CV, Mr Ely elaborated.

"However, stretching the truth on your CV is not advisable, as HR departments and reputable recruitment agencies always carry out thorough employment and qualification background checks," he noted.

The expert added that, if jobseekers approach the task correctly and invest the time to sell the skills and qualifications they do have, they should have no reason to "stretch the truth".

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Original: Salespeak News

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