Be sure your sins will find you out, warns Hays
Fri, 11 May 2012
Jobseekers who lie on their CV stand a greater chance than ever of being caught out, thanks to an increase in organisations using stricter checks and measures, especially using social media sites such as LinkedIn.
Multi-sector recruiter Hays warns that doing so can not only cost employees their jobs, it can also be embarrassing and damaging to employers.
Charles Logan, director at Hays, says: “The competition for jobs is tough and companies are facing a race to secure top talent. Therefore, employers are using all the tools available to them, including social media, to ensure they are hiring who they think they are.
“This in turn puts pressure on candidates to stand out from the crowd and can tempt them into embellishing their CV. However, stretching the truth on your CV is a waste of time, as HR departments and recruitment agencies always carry out thorough employment and qualification background checks.”