There are many ways to stand out from the crowd when applying for a job, but lying on your CV is not one of them.
Research done by recruitment firm Robert Half has revealed that three in five UK employers have removed a job candidate from consideration after discovering dishonest or embellished information on their CV.
"For many candidates, exaggerating skills on a CV is viewed as a harmless lie – a necessity to help secure a dream job or indeed any job," said Rachel Stockell, senior manager at Robert Half.
"What many people don't realise is that being dishonest with your skills and experience can end up costing you a job offer and damage your long-term career prospects."
The poll of 400 employers showed that the most popular area for dishonest information or exaggerated claims is work experience.
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