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Would you lie on a job application?

Apr 20, 2015

Would you lie on a job application?Almost a fifth of people have lied on a job application, according to a national survey.

The Guardian's 'Britain Uncovered' survey asked lots of questions about people's beliefs and experiences, including how honest they were in different situations. 18% said that they had lied on a job application form, compared to 10% on a tax form and 9% on an insurance form.

While it can be tempting to stretch the truth when applying for jobs, the consequences can be serious. If you do get the job, a lie on your application could get you fired at any time if it's discovered. And that's not all: lying to get a job is a form of fraud, which could mean a fine or even a prison sentence. Luckily, there are plenty of honest ways to make your application stand out.

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