A recent study by ResumeLab in the United States concludes that 36% of candidates claim to have lied on their resumes, and 93% know people who have made up their experience to get a job.
The candidate who misrepresents reality is always hunted down by the verification mechanisms of the selection process and the job interview.
Their own profiles on social networks also give them away: 39% of candidates post photos, videos or inappropriate content, 27% lie about their professional qualifications or show poor communication skills on the networks, and 23% share confidential information about their previous job.
The employment portal Career Building, which specifies that 18% of participants in a survey simply invented job positions.
But there is also a reverse process: that of applicants hiding their skills or experience milestones. It is not a matter of omitting having been a waiter while you were in your career, but of professionals who recognize that they are overqualified for a position and present their resume undervaluing their talent or career.
Lying, making up or exaggerating the virtues on a resume is short lived: recruiters and managers detect it immediately and the applicant is discarded without further action.