This is how jobseekers lie in their resumes

Posted on 02nd Aug 2016 | 1040 views

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Recent survey mentioned that manyjobseekersare providing incorrect or false information in their resumes. The survey found that recruiters/hiring managers spend on an average less than 5 minutes on reviewing a resume. By this a jobseeker gets a little chance to impress the recruiter. So, an applicant has very short time to impress a recruiter. Here a job seeker will provide unnessacary /false information to the recruiters by mistake.


Among all the resumes received by the recruiters only 40-60% has wrong or misleading information. Sector wise analysis found that over 80% employers from IT, telecom, ITeS and dotcom and 70% employers from BFSI and 40-60% resumes they receive every month have incorrect information, while nearly 70% of automobile sector employers found that 20-40% of the resumes they get every month are flawed. The survey also mentioned that nearly 50% recruiters/hiring managers mentioned that most applicants ignore their skills and 43% job seekers do not include job or profile-related keywords in their resumes. The survey also found that nearly 55% mid level employers lie in their resumes and 25% senior level employers include false or incorrect information while 20% mentioned that the frequency of falsehood is high in entry-level resumes. More than 50% of jobseekers lied about their skill sets, while 90% IT, telecom and dotcom employers and 80% automobile and ITeS sector employers find information provided by middle-level applicants as extremely unreliable.

The other common mistakes found in job seeker's resume are as follows:

  • Lengthy sentences 40%
  • No clarity in accomplishments/tasks 35%
  • Un clear dates 35%
  • No clear achievements and focused more on duties 33%
  • Elaborative formatting and style 25%
  • Not customized for the position applied 19%
  • The other mistakes found in resumes are
  • Fake job titles 8%
  • Dates of employment 4%
  • No contact information 4%
  • Education 2%

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