30 Percent of People Lie On Their Resumes
Are you one of them?
A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com found that 30 percent of people looking for work lie about references on their resumes.
The most common lie is using either an imaginary reference or the name of a person with an impressive title that they don't even know.
“For some reason, people think companies aren’t going to check their references and they can get away with it,” says Michael Erwin, a senior career adviser at CareerBuilder to Bloomberg News.
The survey also revealed that the biggest lies are told among mid-level applicants as entry-level applicants are usually the most honest.