CV Lies 2016 report

CV Lies 2016 report

The Risk Advisory Group is pleased to present our 2016 'CV Lies' report.

The Risk Advisory Group's Employee Screening department analysed 5,500 CVs to determine key trends and common inaccuracies in CVs. 


Key Findings

  • While men and women are equally likely to lie on their CV, 25 to 32 year-olds emerged as the worst offenders, accounting for 38 per cent of all CV discrepancies.

  • Younger candidates between 18 and 24 years old are typically much less likely to lie or be inaccurate on their CV, with only 12 per cent of discrepancies associated with this age group. 

  • Academic experience and employment history are two of the most common areas for inaccuracy. 

  • 63 per cent of CVs analysed by The Risk Advisory Group this year contained inconsistencies relating to academic experience while 43 per cent contained employment history discrepancies.

Michael Whittington
Author: Michael Whittington
10th March 2016
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