This is how jobseekers lie in their resumes

jobseekers lie in their resumes

Recent survey mentioned that many jobseekers are 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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