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What Do Applicants Lie About The Most On Their Cv?

My Friend, who happens to be on an interview panel recently has not stopped expressing his dismay at the number of irregularities he observed in many online CVs he examined. He even talks about a 28 year old female applicant who claimed she had studied in one of the Universities abroad. Luck however ran out on her when my friend asked her what State of the USA the town she schooled in was. She couldn't tell!

So, I ask the house today, what on earth do applicants lie the most about on their CVs?

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definitely age

i had an uncle who went for an interview

and as usual he had already doctored his age on his cv

but made d mistake of not calculating it well

so d cv showed dat he finished secondary school at the age of six

when one of the managers that interviewed him pointed it out he was so embarassed

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ageo no one wants metuselah

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I think  the highest one is Age, Then Job functions,  then marital status. Although I dont subscibe to it would not blame those alterng their age. Na d orgs. i know what iwwnt thru becos i refused to change mine. The advice is jut get a professioal certification and u will be able to get over that barrier.

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I think the highest one is Age, Then Job functions, then marital status

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Age! especially as so many new generation banks keep reducing the age limit for their entry level candidates, some banks now recruit graduates 27years and below, so many have to keep "adjusting" their ages so as to be qualify under that criteria

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How come this age? How many people lie about hteir age? Very few me thinks. More about responsibilities on their previous job. At the interview for my present job, remain small I for say na me be M.D. while i was a corper!!

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age and work experience

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Obviously age and followed by marital status.

Documents are easy to forge or conceal.

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