Salary is top job interview lie

Fibbing about your previous salary is the most common lie, according to new research.

Fibbing about your previous salary is the most common lie, according to new research.
A poll by recruitment agency HireScores.com reveals the top ten lies as:
 

1.    Salary of previous job – 67%
2.    Grades or qualifications – 61%
3.    Years of relevant experience – 58%
4.    Reason for leaving previous roles – 54%
5.    Commitment to career – 52%
6.    Hobbies and interests – 49%
7.    General skills – 44%
8.    Responsibilities in previous jobs – 38%
9.    Job titles in previous roles – 36%
10.    Marital status – 32%

Of those that were dishonest about the amount of money they earned in their previous role, the majority, 54%, cited that it was because they wanted to receive a ‘drastic salary increase’ in a new role.
 
The study found that less than 1 in 10 of the respondents, 8%, said they have ‘never’ lied in a job interview.
Lisette Howlett, managing director of Hirescores.com said: "It can be very challenging, searching for the perfect job, and I can see how it may be tempting to improve your CV by including false information. However, in doing this you may find yourself out of your depth in a job that isn’t suitable or enjoyable and therefore back on the hunt for the perfect job once again. It may be a cliché, but honesty really is the best policy."
Over a 1,000 people were interviewed as part of the research.





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