Thu 19 February 2009, The Independent

Official: one in three job applicants tells lies on their CV (is that all?)

By Richard Garner
One in three adults lies on their CV when applying for a job, according to research published today. The figure emerges from a survey of about 1,300 adults carried out by the the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), which represents exam markers and assessors. The most common exaggeration is thought to be lying about degree classifications, for example turning a 2:1 into a first.
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