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One in two employees plan to lie on resumes amid rising costs



Stacie Haller, chief career advisor at, also said they would no longer work with jobseekers lying during recruitment.

“Recruiters, headhunters, hiring managers, and HR professionals will remember you if you are caught lying, and this can follow a candidate for several years. When caught it can cost you your professional reputation,” Haller said in a previous statement.

“In today’s world, very little remains private, so lies may be discovered in many ways. Backdoor references are common so candidates may never know if during the hiring process someone is speaking to an individual they know or worked with in the past.”

Fennell also warned those planning to use AI to write their resumes that their document could end up looking similar to others considering how many people are planning to use AI tools for their resumes.

“Stand out from the competition and craft your own personalized document,” Fennell said.

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