Would I Lie To You? 1 In 5 Do On CVs, Says New Research


The shocking news comes after staffbay.com asked 25,000 people: Do you think it’s wrong to lie on your CV? Whilst 80 per cent said they’d never lie on their CV, nearly 20 per cent said they’d make an exception if it they thought it would impress a boss.

staffbay.com co-founder, Tony Wilmot, says: “Obviously, these figures are shocking, but with as many as 80 people chasing the same job it’s hardly surprising that some jobseekers are prepared to bend the rules a little to enter the world of work.

“It’s pleasing to see that 80 per cent of the jobseekers we surveyed are honest, but what is very apparent from these results is the need for those seeking work to differentiate themselves.

Tony adds that those applying for jobs don’t have to lie to do this. He says: “More and more we’re seeing that potential employers will engage with jobhunters by looking at how they’ve marketed themselves. This can take the form of video CVs or even chats with employers using Skype.

“Simple paper CVs just don’t make you stand out from the crowd these days; what employers want to do is find out more about job applicants before they call them in for an interview, and they simply can’t do this by flicking through a paper CV.”

staffbay.com, a free to use employment website, offers candidates a chance to build a multimedia profile which is searchable and viewable to potential employers