Lies & Detection

Updated 08/17/2017

   The quickest way to land a job is to tell lies.
   The quickest way never land a job involves lies.
   Enough said?  Many won't get the message here!   

                                                                                                                                                                              Click to Enlarge                     

      TOPIC RELATED CHARTS:  Are These Resume Lies Real or White
                                             Most Common Lies Told By Jobseekers
                                             Reasons Behind the Lies
                                             Resume Lie Seriousness

    85% of Job Applicants Lie on Resumes.
    Here's How to Spot a Dishonest Candidate  |  Inc., J.T. O'Donnell
    According to HireRight's 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of
    employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications, up from just 66
    percent five years ago.
    Given we have the lowest unemployment rate in a decade, you have to wonder why people
    would feel the need to lie. Well, here's why. (see article for details)
  •  Employer Applicant Tracking Systems Expect an Exact Match
  •  3 Ways Recruiters Spot a Liar
    •  Using behavioral interviewing techniques
    •  Purchasing an online background check
    •  Backdoor reference checks

    Compulsive lying, also known as pseudologia fantastica, pathological lying, and
    mythomania, describes a condition in which an individual lies habitually and often
    for no reason at all.
    A diagnosis of this condition is somewhat controversial among psychologists, and
    there is significant debate about the causes of the condition and whether compulsive
    lying can stand alone or is always symptomatic of other conditions.

    Pathological Lying  |
    Pathological lying (also called pseudologia fantastica and mythomania) is a behavior
    of habitual or compulsive lying.[1][2]  It was first described in the medical literature
    in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck.[2]  Although it is a controversial topic,[2]  pathological
    lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible
    end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period
    of years or even a lifetime".[1]  Individuals may be aware they are lying, or may believe
    they are telling the truth.[citation needed] Sometimes however, the individuals may be
    lying to make their lives seem more exciting, when in reality they believe their lives are
    unpleasant or boring.[citation needed]

    [1]   Dike CC, Baranoski M, Griffith EE (2005). "pseudologia lying revisited".
           The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
           33 (3): 342–9. PMID 16186198.
    [2]   Dike, Charles C. (June 1, 2008). "Pathological Lying: Symptom or Disease?".
           25 (7).

    How to Stop Compulsive Lying  |
    "What's wrong with me? I can never seem to tell the truth: I'm a compulsive liar!"
"Thank you for being honest with me!" (I presumed she was being.)
    Turns out Claire had lied since she was little. Recently she'd lied at work, telling
    everyone she was terminally ill with cancer. She'd got a huge amount of sympathy
    and attention, not to mention extended time off. Now she'd been found out and fired.

    In her time she'd lied about knowing famous people (she didn't), winning money
    (she hadn't), and not cheating on or having stolen from boyfriends (she had). Now
    Claire felt she'd burnt all her bridges, friends had fled, and work opportunities dried
    up. She was desperate to stop compulsively lying and have a fresh start - somewhere

   What is the Difference Between a Sociopath, a Compulsive,
   a Pathological, a Chronic, and a Habitual Liar?  |
    View article for the answers to the above.