|Feb. 28, 2017 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Society of Human Resource Management studies show that 53% of job applicants lie on their resumes. Other research has placed the number at between 30% and 50%, with one 2011 study saying that 80% of resumes are – at a minimum – “misleading.” Whatever the accurate statistic, it’s clear that resume fabrication – from inflated salaries to embellished job titles to trumped-up education claims – are rampant. And the liars have help: Several websites offer tips for “smart ways” to manipulate or outright fake resume details.