Last week I wrote about the importance of telling the truth in resumes, in a post called “The Power of the Truth.” Since then, I found an interesting nugget of data in the December issue of T&D, published by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
T&D published brief results of a survey of 2200 workers and more than 1000 hiring managers, completed by CareerBuilder.com. The survey, Resume Lies, found that although just 5 percent of workers admit to lying on their resumes, 57 percent of hiring managers say they have caught candidates in a lie. Of those who caught applicants in a lie, 93 percent did not hire the candidate.
Let’s see . . . 5 percent lied, but 57 percent caught someone in a lie. Is someone in this survey not telling the truth?