False CVs causes concern in the financial services industry

85% of recruiting managers in the financial services have experienced candidates presenting false information on their CVs or on job applications, a recent study revealed.

The study also found that 75% uncovered flaws in applicants’ CVs. Here are the key ways to spot concerns with CVs

  • Verify the candidate’s employment history (ask candidates to provide names of managers and company addresses)
  • Check social media profiles (not just Linkedin)
  • Uncover gaps in employment and query reasons for leaving jobs
  • Pay attention to unusual periods of self-employment
  • Check references
  • Check educational records – asking candidates to provide copies if necessary

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