The truth about lying on resumes
Who lies on their resumes?
46% of the resumes submitted by job applicants contain some measure of false information
70% of college students said that they would lie on their resume in order to get the job they want
3% of job applicants who have a misdemeanor record
7% of job applicants who have a felony record
21% state fraudulent degrees
29% show altered employment dates
40% have inflated salary claims
33% have inaccurate job descriptions
27% give falsified references
Have you ever lied on a resume?
12.9% No, but I’d consider it
4.1% Yes once
9.5% Yes, several times
73.5% No never