Metro, Monday 31 Jan 2022: Men are ‘more likely to lie on their LinkedIn and CV’ than women

Would you lie on your CV or LinkedIn?

Is it possible for an employer to find out you’ve been dodging the truths in your CV? Read what our CEO, Victoria McLean, thinks in the Metro.

According to Victoria McLean, CEO and founder of City CV, men are more likely to apply for a job if they’re fulfil part of the job criteria, while women are more inclined to apply if they tick off all the boxes.

‘If a woman doesn’t hit all the criteria, instead of lying she will most probably not apply for it,’ she says. ‘Generally, men are more likely to wing it.’

Is it possible for an employer to find out you’ve been dodging the truths in your CV? Victoria McLean says hirers will ‘research the candidate’ especially through social media – which can reveal more than you think.

The lies might even reveal themselves during the interview, or you might not even get through your probationary period.

‘If you can’t deliver what you promised on your CV you’ll be instantly dismissed,’ she says.