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Over a Third of CVs ‘Creative’ with the Truth


Over a third of people say they would lie on their CV if they thought they could get away with it, while 42% claim they know someone who has.

And it seems that many do think they can get away with it, with 66% of respondents to a survey believing that employers do not thoroughly check the claims made on CVs.

Research undertaken by, an Experian® company questioned 1,003 working adults.

The most likely types of ‘CV fraud’ were likely to be salary (23%), level of previous experience (14%) and educational qualifications (13%), followed by dates of employment (10%), job title (9%) and age (6%). Some respondents even felt that ‘forgetting’ their criminal records or actually faking references was worth falsifying, if they could get away with it.


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