Lies, Damned Lies and Résumés

Via Wired , an article on Forbes.com (2 June) on deception in résumés (or Curricula Vitae to us Brits).

[…] The percentage of people who lie to potential employers is substantial, says Sunny Bates, CEO of New York-based executive-recruitment firm Sunny Bates Associates. She estimates that 40 percent of all résumés aren’t altogether aboveboard.

And this game of employment Russian roulette is getting riskier and riskier. Almost 40 percent of human resources professionals surveyed last year by the Society for Human Resource Management reported they’ve increased the amount of time they spend checking references over the past three years.

There’s also a javascript link to a slideshow of common ways to lie on job applications.

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