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Lie on your resume? Is Linkedln more honest?

A new study says people are less likely to lie about big things on resumes they post on the professional network LinkedIn compared with traditional resumes.

The study, from researchers at Cornell University, says people are actually more deceptive about their interests and hobbies — things that are more difficult to verify.

Jamie Guillory is one of the authors of the report. She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program why people are more honest on social networking sites.
Jamie Guillory talks with Chris Dorobek by cdorobek

Websites such as LinkedIn can lead to greater honesty because:

  • Claims are more easily verified in a public, online setting, so liars are more likely to get caught

Are you more honest on your networks than your resume?

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