Top Ten Lies Candidates Tell

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Recently I summarized a Fortune article on a study showing 58% of candidates lie on their resume. Here is another article listing the 10 most common lies candidates use on their resume and in interviews. None will surprise you.

The big problem everywhere is that it is socially acceptable to fib in order to get a job. Candidates know they can get away with lying because reference calls are (almost) worthless. This results in managers all over the world reporting that over 50% of the people they hire turn out to be disappointments and only 25% turn out to be high performers.

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