CV (Resume) discrepancies are on the increase
|October 21, 2010||Posted by admin under DIRECT - Target/Resume|
Powerchex Releases Annual Pre-employment Screening Survey
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – London, United Kingdom, 08/17/2009 – Powerchex warns that CV discrepancies are on the increase. Those turning to lies and embellishments to land jobs are the youngest applicants, new research has discovered.
The Powerchex Annual Pre-employment screening survey, of 4735 job applications made to financial firms between June 2008 and May 2009, has found that 19% of applicants are attempting to deceive their employers with false or misleading information. This constitutes a 12% increase from the previous year, and marks a three year high.
The largest increase in untruthful applicants was in the under-21 year old age range. They lied on their CVs and applications nearly 30% more often than they did last year. This drastic swing shows yet another way in which the recession is affecting young people, who are competing for disappearing graduate jobs and summer internships.
Having been the most truthful age-group last year, under-21 year old are now among the least. The survey shows that 18% of under-21 year old will lie or hide information on their applications.