New research has revealed that almost 50 per cent of workers based in the UK are not able to produce a stand out CV due to being unaware of what they should include – or not include – on the document.

According to the poll, which was carried out by CV-Library and questioned almost 3,000 workers, almost 25 per cent were not aware of how to tailor their CV to the job they were applying for and were unable to make their experience and knowledge relevant to different roles.

The research also found that almost 25 per cent of those surveyed believed that it was worth telling lies on their CV in order to impress potential bosses, while a third of those surveyed reported that they were not given enough support or insight by their schools or colleges in order to be able to produce a solid CV.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “It’s worrying that many job hunters are making mistakes because they do not have the necessary insight to embark on a confident job search. In order to get ahead and nab the best jobs out there, candidates need to do all they can to get noticed and employers should be on hand to help.

"It’s important that employers take steps to help educate candidates on the best ways to write and tailor each application, as well as creating a stand out, truthful, CV that will boost their chances of finding the right job.”

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