Liar! Liar! Job Search Pants on Fire!

When you apply for a new job --- does your nose grow like Pinochio?

Lying about yourself in order to get hired is becoming common in job search. Business strategist Mark Fenner explains. "The fastest way I want to go is to re-package the way I am. But --- companies that are hiring has to be aware that that's going on and make sure we're not a victim of fraud!"

Only 1 in 6 job seekers say they haven't stretched the truth while applying for a job, according to reference checking company Checkster. Fenner stresses that more companies - big and small - do extensive background checks on your prevoius work and some also on your social life.

When you apply for a new job --- does your nose grow like Pinochio?

Have you personally ever lied on a resume or during a job interview?

78% of job candidates lie just fine on their own, according to reference checking company Checkster. Business Strategist Mark Fenner gives an idea why it's common.

"There are people who are out of a job. Sometimes they have a sense that they are fighting for survival. You can see the most horrendous behaviors come out of people when they feel their safety and security is at risk."

Fenner also thinks it's a symptom of the shifting ethics and morals in our society. Watch out - a few click of a mouse can fact check your entire resume. Sally Adams news radio 740 ktrh.

78% of job seekers lie during the hiring process

Applying for a new job can be stressful, and according to one new survey, that stress is leading a majority of job seekers to lie on their resumes in order to stand out.

The survey findings from Checkster, a reference checking company, show that 78% of candidates who applied for or received a job offer in the last six months admit they did or would consider misrepresenting themselves on their application.

Put another way, just one in six job seekers say they didn't stretch the truth in any way during their recent hiring experience.

The survey included responses from 400 job applicants as well as 400 hiring managers, recruiters and other human resources professionals.

Here are the most common lies told during the hiring process, and the share of candidates who have or would consider telling them:

--Having a mastery of skills they barely use (like Excel or a foreign language): 60%

--Working at a company longer than they did in order to omit another employer: 50%

--Having a higher GPA by more than half a point: 49%

--Holding a director title when the actual role was manager or other equivalent level: 41%

--Earning a degree from a prestigious university when they were actually a few credits short: 40%

--Earning a degree from a prestigious university instead of where they actually went: 39%

--Earning a degree from a prestigious university when they'd only taken one class online: 39%

--Saying they achieved things they didn't: 33%

Doesn't it seem like everybody is lying these day?

From Wall Street to Main Street, has honesty gone out the window?

If a job candidate lies to get the job, what does that say about their ethics? What does a culture of lying do to a company?

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