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It’s estimated that between 20 and 30% of job applicants lie on their CVs and the number of embellished CVs is said to be on the increase as competition for jobs intensifies. While it’s great to feel you can trust other people – and no one would want to live their lives suspicious of every stranger – when you’re recruiting, the stakes are high, and gut instinct can prove an unreliable indicator. If you take on someone who doesn’t live up to the claims they have made, you’re heading for trouble. Estimates show that giving jobs to people who lie