People applying for a job in the UK are most likely to lie about
their reasons for leaving their previous position, according to new
A survey by monster.co.uk found that 67 per cent of Britons admit
lying when they apply for a job.
Some 39 per cent say that they do not tell the truth about why they
left their last post, while 18 per cent lie about their current
salary and ten per cent embellish their qualifications, the poll
A total of one-third of jobseekers said that they never lie during
the recruitment process.
"The fact that you can now email referees, check details in search
engines, view company profiles and genuine education details makes
everything more transparent," commented Rob Brouwer, chief
executive officer of Monster UK and Ireland.
"Jobseekers should understand that they can damage their long-term
future with one lie."
Those applying for positions such as pharmaceutical sales jobs may want to enrol in a graduate training
programme if they do not feel they have the skills necessary for
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