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Millennials are telling more fibs than ever on their CVs!

New research from GoBankingRates.com showed that millennial are telling more fibs than ever on their CVs.

A survey conducted by GoBankingRates.com of more than 1,000 individuals from various age groups discovered that the younger generation, i.e. millennials and generation z candidates are amongst the most guilty to tell a few fibs on their CV.

The survey showed that the younger generation were twice as likely to lie than the other age groups! Millennials are defined as the generation born between 1981 and 1996 and generation Z are those born between 1996 an 2000.

So what are they lying about?

The data revealed that 33% are lying about their work experience and dates of employment, meanwhile 15% had fibbed about their references (who checks them anyway??) and 11% lied about their education.

The survey also revealed that women are more comfortable than men when it comes to lying about their skills on their CV, with 6% lying at least once, and 10% were just tempted to lie on their CVs if it would help them get the job.

In comparison, the baby boomers (those aged 65 and over) were the most honest about their CVs as only two per cent claimed they had lied on their CV.

Interesting stuff. Thanks for reading this short blog, I hope it has distracted you for a short while from your every day jobs!

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