Inflation Might Be Making People Lie in Job Interviews According to Recent Survey

The effects of inflation have been quite severe, and many people are finding it harder to make ends meet than might have been the case otherwise. In light of all of this, people are getting rather desperate to find new ways to earn money. It turns out that over half of all people might be willing to lie in job interviews because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up getting them the income they desperately need.

The survey was commissioned by StandOut CV, and it showed that 55% of people living in America have already been guilty of lying on job applications in the past. Men are more likely to do this, with 59.9% of men admitting to having done so, but it is also quite prevalent in women with 50.6% saying the same.

There is also a bit of discrepancy that can be noted from industry to industry. For example, workers in the manufacturing industry might be more likely to lie in an interview, with 72% of them saying that they have already done so with all things having been considered and taken into account.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that healthcare workers and those working in creative industries are also especially prone to lying, with 64% and 63% respectively. Over 15% of survey respondents said that they had paid a service to create a fake job reference that would make them seem more experienced and therefore capable of performing the job.

Fake college degrees are also being sold for around $270, and with fake job references tallying up to $145 on average, this is turning into a burgeoning industry. People will obviously do what they can to ensure that they are well fed, so these trends point to a wider problem in the system.

Until the effects of inflation start to wind down, chances are that this trend will continue. It will be interesting to see what these numbers looks like by the end of 2023.
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