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This is the one thing you should never put in your CV

If you’re the type who likes to exaggerate your skills and experiences in your CV, you might want to stop.

A survey involving 460 hiring managers in Australia has found that 68% of managers had eliminated a job candidate from their list after discovering “dishonest or exaggerated information” on their application. Furthermore, 60% of managers said they had caught candidates exaggerating or lying when it came to previous jobs.

Another 48% said applicants had been dishonest about their technical skills. The same amount of peope had lied about their education or qualifications. “Transparency and honesty during the application and interview process are critical for candidates who want to be considered for a job,” Andrew Morris, director of Robert Half Australia said.

Morris advised people to keep their CV short and straightforward, as the Independent reports. “Once untruthfulness has been discovered, candidates’ professional credibility has been damaged, and their chances of landing the job will be very slim to none, even though they might be ideal for the role,” he said.

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