When this stat was sent to me as a result of a poll conducted by Vault.com I had mixed emotions. On one hand it is not hard to believe given the desparation of some job seekers to do just about anything to land. On theother hand I hear these same job seekers complain about the lack of integrity they witness in the overall hiring process. I never suggest to a client to lie regardless of the circumstance. Too often those lies come back around to haunt you. Prospective employers will have much more respect for you if you are honest and forthcoming. Many say that mutual respect has gotten lost in the hiring process and I can understand why job seekers feel that way but if they don’t take the high road nothing good can come of it. Interestingly, this statistic also suggests that 8 out 10 job seekers are truthful. This is encouraging because I am sure there is alot of temptation to “over sell” oneself. But remember in the end the objective is to land a job you want and have a good chance to be successful at and that starts with being truthful about your background and abilities.
23% of job seekers admit they have or would lie in an interview
About the Author: Karen Kodzik
Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.