Stop jobseekers from lying on resumes

Updated: 2013-07-16 18:32


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The practice of college graduates lying on their resumes must be addressed by the authority, if the government wants to build a society based on credit, said an article in the Southern Metropolis Daily (excerpts below).

For 100 yuan ($16), college graduates can buy internship reports and certifications. As more jobseekers enter the market, the business of resume cheating has become more attractive.

Statistics show 87 percent of college students believe their peers lie on their resumes, 44 percent believe faking intern experience is common and 27 percent have confessed to lying on their resumes.

About 43 percent of the sampled interviewees attribute the problem to the social environment in China, and one student said he did not feel lying on a resume was a big deal because everyone is doing it.

Another reason students lie on their resumes is that competition to find an internship is high before graduation. Sometimes, students use family connections to get an internship from a State-owned company or a government department.

Internships help students learn about their future jobs and themselves.

As the central government vows to build an individual credit system, authorities of education, labor and employment authorities should strengthen supervision on the intern market.