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六成应聘者求职时撒谎

2014-02-14    来源:mirror.co.uk    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

据英国《镜报》2月13日报道,最新一项民意调查显示,近63%的求职者承认,他们在应聘时对自己的能力和经验有过分渲染之嫌,有些甚至会撒谎。

该项测试历时18个月,共有1932名职场应聘者参与了调查。结果表明,63%的人曾经在应聘时夸张或撒谎,16%的人谎称自己掌握另一门语言,另有27%的人过分描述了自己的IT技术专长。

而在这些不诚实的应聘者当中,也不乏许多名人。《镜报》列出了几位虚报不实简历的明星,包括2008年热播的BBC《学徒》(The Apprentice)节目优胜者李•麦奎因(Lee McQueen)、热播剧《绝命毒师》(Breaking Bad)的主演劳拉•弗雷泽(Laura Fraser)、著名演员乔安娜•佩吉(Joanna Page)、《暮光之城》男主角罗伯特•帕丁森(Robert Pattinson)以及被称为戏剧界天才的埃迪•雷德梅尼(Eddie Redmayne)。

Six out of 10 jobseekers lie when applying for a job - and celebrities do it too

A survey of 1,932 UK jobseekers found 63% admitted lying or exaggerating, 16% falsely claimed to speak another language and 27% inflated their IT skills

Being keen to impress is a good thing. Telling porkies on your CV is probably not.

Yet more than six out of 10 jobseekers have embellished or told an outright lie to make a good impression on employers, a survey has found.

Most fib about IT skills, unusual hobbies, languages and exam grades.

Surveying 1,932 UK jobseekers from the last 18 months, Global-Lingo.com found 63% admitted lying or exaggerating, 16% falsely claimed to speak another language and 27% inflated their IT skills.

Today we highlight the many celebs keeping them company.

Lee McQueen
I went to university for two years, Sir Alan

Apprentice winner Lee McQueen got caught lying at the interview stage of the BBC show.

McQueen, who landed a £100,000 job with Sir Alan Sugar in 2008, said on his CV he did two years at university when he completed only four months.

The recruitment sales manager said: “I wasn’t lying about my CV – I’d say it was misconstrued information.”

Alison Ryan
I got a first class degree, Sir Alex

Alison Ryan was fired before her first day as a £125,000 media manager at Manchester United.

Ryan, who was interviewed by Sir Alex Ferguson, had lied about getting a first-class degree and had already been banned from practising as a lawyer.

Laura Fraser
I speak German

Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser admitted she fibbed about being able to speak German to the show’s US producers.

The Scot, who played Lydia, said: “I was like, ‘Absolutely, I speak some German’. I’ve done it in school, like I learned ‘Ich heisse Laura’.

"But it took me days to learn a paragraph.”

Joanna Page
I can do martial arts

Acrtress Joanna fibbed she could sing and was handy at martial arts to land a part in panto Aladdin in 2004.

At the audition she had to sing alongside Hobbit actor Sir Ian McKellen and was later told she was “rubbish”.

The Gavin & Stacey star admitted she “sang like a strangled cat” but revealed she had lied before.

She said: “I lie in every audition I do.”

Robert Pattinson
I went to Rada. And Oxford

Long before the Twilight movies, Robert Pattinson, 27, told a few fibs to get work.

He said: “I’d been unemployed for ages and when I came to Los Angeles all the casting directors would ask what I’d been doing for the past few years.

“I’d say, ‘Oh, I was at Rada’. If you’ve got an English accent you can get away with it.

"I’d say I went to Oxford, too. I did it for years.”

Jeffrey Archer
3 A levels and an Oxford degree

It may seem a blip when compared with the author’s perjury conviction in 2001, but Lord Archer claimed on his CV he had English, history and geography A-levels plus an Oxford degree.

In fact, the ex-Tory MP had a Diploma of Education from the Oxford Department for Education.

Mila Kunis
I'm 18 (only four years out...)

Hollywood stars aren’t exactly shy when it comes to fibbing about their ages, but Mila Kunis admitted on US TV she lied to get her part in That ’70s Show, saying she was 18 when in fact she was only 14.

She said: “Legally I was 14, but I told them I was a little bit older... I told them I was gonna be 18, which is not technically a lie, cause at one point... I was gonna be 18!

Eddie Redmayne
I can ride a horse

Actor Eddie Redmayne pretended he could ride at his audition for 2005 miniseries Elizabeth I and ended up regretting it.

Director Tom Hooper asked: Have you ever been on a horse? and he said yes.

Eddie said: “Cut to Lithuania, two weeks later, a huge street, Helen Mirren at the end on a balcony, Jeremy Irons, rain machines, 50 extras, spurs and I'm thinking, ‘At what point do I tell them I’ve never ridden a horse.’

“I nearly killed people as the horse galloped off.

"Tom came out with his megaphone and yelled: ‘You’re a f***ing liar!’”  (mirror.co.uk)



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