The Sunday Star-Times has an article about CV fraud.
But they are missing an important name from their list of dodgy ratbags who cheated and enhanced their CVs.
An Auckland private investigator claims 80 per cent of CVs his firm is called in to check turn out to be false in some way.
Graham Aylett of Aylett Investigations cited the example of an applicant for a top job at an international hotel chain who claimed he had worked at a hotel in another country. Trouble was, the applicant had never actually been to that country.
Other private investigators and recruiters say while CV fraud is widespread, the number of CVs that prove to be either misleading or outright incorrect is more in the range of 15 to 20 per cent. They say private investigators often get called in once a company already has suspicions over a candidate.
It’s a problem that has been around for many years, both locally and overseas, and it reared its ugly head again last month when it was revealed Michael Vukcevic falsely claimed to have a law degree from Victoria University when he applied for the top job at multinational law and patent firm Baldwins.
CV fraud is actual fraud as it usually involves a better job than that which they are qualified for, or unqualified as these cases show.¬† Read more »