Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert 13 Apr 2021
Wait a minute; did CV Plaza just endorse lying on a CV? Well, of course not!
We are glad that you have joined us though; welcome, and please read this article carefully because it contains some important information about lying on CVs.
Lying on a CV or being dishonest will not help you in any way. Besides it being wrong on all moral and ethical grounds, it can also cause you a lot of trouble.
What kind of trouble, I hear you ask? Well, besides being instantly dismissed from your job, there have been individuals in the past such as Lee Whitehead and Rhiannon Mackay who have been JAILED for lying on their CVs.
These two examples alone should be enough to make you think twice about lying on your CV. You will be caught, sooner or later, so why risk your career? Why not do your best, just like everyone else, and gain as much work experience and as many qualifications as you can so that you are ready and prepared for the job you really want?
Employers, especially from the Human Resources (HR), are excellent at spotting inconsistencies and lies on CVs. They have to because, first of all, they have years of experience with recruiting people and, secondly, they are getting paid to identify the most genuine, hard-working and capable candidates for employment.
The following are some methods that employers use to catch out lies on CVs: