An implied qualification here, a non-existent hobby there, perhaps the hint of an extra responsibility or two, many of us would be caught in CV checking tests (71% in the UK). Recent studies, backed-up with past research, show us that cheating on the CV becomes a big treat to companies when hiring new staff. Lying on CV's varies from little fids to changing your college diploma to an HEC graduation.
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A survey by the BBC shows us that salary, hobbies/interests, education and post of responsibilities are most subject to cheating, mainly to exaggerating. Loving to watch Anna Kornicova on TV does not mean your interest is playing tennis. High expectations from employers, bigger competition amongst job-seekers in some fields, or simply not being qualified for this job, makes people cheat on their CV. Whether or not lying on your CV is ethical allowed, is an ongoing discussion. By personal interviews, special interview techniques, specialized agencies or simply checking references, your employer will find out sooner or later. What your employer does with this information is up to him. Equally with what you do with the information on your CV.