Half of Us Know Someone Who’s Lied on Their Resumé
To land a decent job these days, you've gotta have some good job skills and experience or at least claim you do.
According to a new survey, 46% of American workers know someone who's lied on their resumé, up from 21% in 2011. It's not clear if we're lying more, or just admitting it more freely. Either way, it happens a lot.
Here are the four most common things that are lied about:
- Job experience
- Job duties
- Employment dates
Just over half of senior managers said they think lying on a resumé is somewhat common. 38% said they've tossed a resumé in the trash because they realized the person lied.