by CIO Staff

Study Examines Resume Accuracy

Feb 23, 20061 min

Earlier this week,, a national resume writing service based in South Burlington, Vt., released the results of a six month study which set out to confirm the accuracy of information on over 1,000 job-seekers’ resumes. found that 42 percent of resumes contained at least one glaring inaccuracy pertaining to the length of an employee’s tenure with a company, a job title they held, or their education.  Just twelve percent of resumes contained two or more falsehoods. investigated over 1,000 resumes from job hunters in a variety of industries and with a range of experience, from entry-level to executive level.        

The study serves as a warning to job hunters who think they can embellish the facts on their resumes and get away with it: says companies still seek to confirm a prospective employee’s dates of employment and overall responsibilities with previous employers.

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-Meridith Levinson