What are the biggest lies that applicants or candidates make through the hiring process?  If you are thinking degrees or education…correct, that is one of them.  Maybe it’s just me, but why chance losing out on an opportunity by lying about your education?

Recruiting Trends has a post that gives the top 6 lies; a subject we have posted on many times – from embellishing a resume to all out lying.  Here are the other 5 lies:

  • Job Title
  • Dates of Employment
  • Compensation
  • False degree from diploma mill
  • Lack of Criminal Record

I truly wonder why if verifying this information is so easily done through background checks why more applicant’s don’t just tell the truth.  It was more than a year ago when we wrote a post about lies on resumes and all 6 were on the list back then.  So as an employer if you are not already doing it I would highly recommend that you start running background checks on all new hires to find out if they are revealing the whole truth. 

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