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Liar for hire? Fake CVs flood India job market

Published on Jan 12, 2014 4:10 PM
Job-seekers wait in line to register at a career fair held at a school in Hyderabad on May 19, 2012. Desperate candidates are forging qualifications, faking experience, inventing companies and resorting to all sorts of fraud to land jobs in a tough Indian employment market. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Managers of an IT company in New Delhi were puzzled as they sifted through a pile of CVs - as many as 30 job seekers claimed to have worked previously for the same employer.

Unwilling to take any chances, the managers approached a firm of professional sleuths that specialises in screening background information given by prospective employees.

What emerged left them stunned.

The "employer" turned out to be an owner of a dingy one-room mobile repair shop who was pretending to be an HR manager of a fake IT firm.

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