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Most jobseekers lie when completing CVs

Written by Kieran Flynn, on 14th Jan 2016. Posted in Ireland

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Jobseekers lie all the time on their CVs - and mostly on things it would be easy to verify, a new survey has found.  Job aplicants systematically lie about their qualifications (79%), position titles (63%), responsibilities (52%) and references (23%)

And only fifty percent of employers bother to check references, the  Cpl Employment Market Monitor Report indicates.

Sixty percent of women jobseekers feel that they are paid less than men, but only 1/3 of men believe they get paid more.  

Fifty three percent of women think men are treated more favourably in work - conversely, seventy percent of men believe that both genders are treated equally.

Only one percent of female respondents believe that women are treated more favourably than men, the survey found.

“The employment market continues to be buoyant and as a result there is some evidence of jobseekers feeling a little more confident about their bargaining power, particularly in the science, engineering and supply chain sectors and also in the accountancy, finance and banking segments,” said Peter Cosgrove, Director, Cpl Resources.

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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