Lying on a resume about work experience: Fact or fiction?

Have you ever exaggerated on your resume to take a step up in your career? We conducted a survey of 2000 professionals of varying ages across all 50 states to find out more. It’s no secret that most people exaggerate a little on employment applications to spruce up their skillset, but our findings revealed that there are a lot more dishonest candidates than you would initially expect.

We reveal just how many Americans are lying on resumes about work experience, the most common reasons why, and the rate at which dishonesty is uncovered by potential employers! Simply read on to discover more.

It’s interesting to see just how many Americans are willing to lie on their resume to give them the edge over their professional competition. For even more expert commentary, check out the latest over on our blog.

Commenting on the research, Joanna Swash, Group CEO of Moneypenny said:

At Moneypenny we want happy, smiley people to come and work with us and we find an initial telephone discussion is the best way to assess suitability for the role. It is only after this call when we both agree that they would enjoy working at Moneypenny that we then ask for a resume. At Moneypenny we have no set expectations of experience or background and are looking for people with a ‘can do attitude’ and who like to talk!

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