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Many Job Applicants Include False Info on Their Resumes

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Having a solid resume is more important than ever in today’s tight job market, but a new survey shows many office managers believe applicants have included dishonest information on their resume.

A survey commissioned by OfficeTeam.com of 1,013 senior managers finds 43 percent of respondents believe job applicants include false information on their resumes somewhat often or very often.

Some 431 employees were also polled in the same survey.  More than one in five workers said they know someone who stretched the truth on resumes.  When asked what type of information did the person misrepresent or exaggerate, 58 percent cited job duties, followed by education, employment dates and job experience.

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