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Poll: Have you ever lied on your CV?

The head of Yahoo has resigned after it was found that his CV said he had a computer science degree which he didn’t actually have. Have you ever tried to get away with it?

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THE HEAD OF internet giant Yahoo has resigned after it was found that his CV included a degree which he didn’t actually have.

Scott Thompson’s CV said he had a degree in computer science and accounting – but an investigation by a shareholder found the college he named didn’t offer a qualification in computer science at the time Thompson had attended.

Thompson isn’t alone: a survey in Britain found that one in three adults lies on their CV when applying for a job,with the most common exaggeration believed to be lying about university results.

So here’s today’s question: have you ever exaggerated or lied on your CV?


Poll Results:

No (1053)
Yes (580)


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