Myth or truth?: Argentines lie when putting together a CV

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There is a myth that when putting together a Curriculum Vitae (CV) people either lie or exaggerate due to the need to get that long awaited job. The latest survey conducted by Bumeran sheds light on this premise and explains what happens both locally and regionally.

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“95% of people in Argentina don’t lie or exaggerate information on their CV when looking for a job, compared to 5% who do,” says the job search portal.

Despite the above percentage being very high, Argentina is ranked last compared to the other countries in the region: 97% of Ecuadorians inserts only some data in his CV, the 97% of Panamanians also in Peru 96% It’s inside Chile another 96%.

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If we focus on the 5% of Argentine talents who include false information in their curriculum, 36% say it’s because they urgently need to find a job. 27% do so because they have to apply for positions for which they may appear unqualified. And 19% because they don’t trust the possibility of finding a job without the false information it adds and 18% because you need to apply for positions you may be overqualified for.

On the other hand, the survey reveals it job search portals are the most chosen by talent: 65% they prefer them when looking for work, while 19% prefer company pages and 7% their circle of contacts. 5% through professional networks and 4% through an HR agency.

What about the other countries in the region? The answer at the regional level is very similar: 64% of respondents apply to look for work through job portals. In Chile 75% of the talents, in Panama 63%, in Peru 63% and in Ecuador 60%.

“Nearly 7 out of 10 job seekers do so through portals like Bumeran. We are your main allies when it comes to finding your dream job. But we notice that many times people question their own virtues or get carried away by prejudices about the world of work. With “Hires”, the new Boomerang campaign, we want to help fight these fears and prejudices. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your gender doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter where you live, the only thing that matters is that you trust yourself and encourage yourself to apply for that job that you really like because the job of your dreams exists. and you will have it found in Bumeran”, explains Carolina Molinaro, Head of Marketing at Jobint.

Through Contratados, the new regional campaign, Bumeran challenges job seekers to tell them that anyone can get the job they want regardless of the different factors they feel might stand in their way; and organizations to ensure they will find the candidate they need to join their team.

Moreover, 29% of the country’s talent apply to some ad that doesn’t quite fit their profile, while 59% apply only when they meet all the requirements, and 12% send their CV to the searches they prefer without taking into account what conditions are necessary for the position.

Once the application is submitted, how do recruiters contact talent? 54% of respondents in the country answered that HR professionals they communicate with job seekers mainly by telephone. 34% are contacted via email and 11% through the same job portals through which their application was sent.

In this same sense, the means chosen by HR specialists to contact talent coincides “with what most of the talents themselves prefer”: 62% of Argentines prefer a phone call35% choose an email and 3% choose to be contacted through the job portal they applied for.

The Boomerang survey, which was attended by 13,907 talents from the region: 3,040 from Argentina, shows how responses vary regionally in each country. In Argentina, Panama and Ecuador above all interviews are face-to-face, while in Peru and Chile they are mostly virtual.

In line with what recruiters typically ask when interviewing people, 73% of Argentines say they feel more at ease In face-to-face interviews, on remote ones.

On the other hand, alone 12% of people who have a job interview in Argentina receive a refund after doing it, 46% only in some cases and 42% directly does not get an answer after being interviewed. In case of non-payment, 51% of talents don’t even ask, 26% only sometimes and 23% do.

Source: Clarin

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