Due diligence specialists are reporting that inaccurate job applications are at their highest levels since 2011, with 63% of CVs containing inaccuracies already this year.

Over a third were found to have errors regarding employment history, while 30 per cent featured incorrect claims of professional qualifications or memberships.  The findings come from HireRight’s checking of 26,000 European, Middle Eastern and African applications for jobs since January this year, and show inaccuracies growing across all CV sections, except in Education.  Despite this, 20 per cent of CVs are expected to contain Education-related inaccuracies, the quarterly Candidate Health Check says.

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