70% of recruiters eliminate candidates for lying

70% of recruiters eliminate candidates for lying
70% of recruiters eliminate candidates for lying
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Technical skills and professional experience are the areas with the most lies on the resume

Is anything worth it to get a job? 75% of Brazilians lie on their CVaccording to a survey by executive professional outplacement consultancy DNA Outplacement.

This is one of the most serious flaws in selection processes and can cost you this and other career opportunities. Almost 70% of recruiters have already eliminated candidates for lying on their resume, shows the latest Robert Half Trust Index. “Although it may seem like a tactic to stand out among other professionals, resorting to lying on your CV is never a sensible choice”, says Fernando Mantovani, general director of the consultancy for South America.

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No matter how small, lies can cost a professional credibility, one of the greatest assets for their career. “The discovery of a lie calls into question all other truths told”, says the executive, which can happen in any position and professional moment.

Technical skills and work experience are the areas with the most inconsistencies found by recruiters. “The best approach is to invest in your own training and professional development to guarantee the skills required for the desired vacancies”, says Mantovani, from Robert Half. In the absence of one or another requirement, being honest and demonstrating interest and willingness to learn are the best ways.

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See the most common lies on resumes – and avoid them:

  1. Technical abilities: more than half of recruiters (50.89%) identify candidates who exaggerate when describing their technical skills or specific knowledge;
  2. Professional experience: around 50% of recruitment and selection professionals encounter false statements related to candidates’ previous positions;
  3. Language proficiency: 32.68% of recruiters found that candidates inflated their language skills;
  4. Leaving previous jobs: hiding or distorting information about past experiences, especially about the reason for leaving, has already been the reason for elimination, according to 29.92% of recruiters;
  5. Educational history: 26.18% of recruiters have come across candidates who lied about their education and educational history.

Recruiters also notice other inconsistencies in resumes, such as invented or exaggerated personal or professional achievements (21.30%), periods of employment omitted or misreported (20.98%), and false claims about participation in projects (18.86 %).


The article is in Portuguese

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