Resume Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The recent resignation of the chief executive of RadioShack over fudging his resume is something we're likely to be seeing more often.

Global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas expects incidents of resume fraud to rise as employers look for higher quality candidates and the job market becomes more competitive.

Some experts say between ten and 30 percent of all job applicants distort the truth or outright lie on their resumes. And a lot of that goes undetected since only about 15 percent of resumes are ever thoroughly checked.

C-G-and-C says education is the leading area when it comes to resume fraud, followed by inventing or inflating job titles in hopes of getting better offers.


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