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


The latest survey carried out by Bumeran at the regional level sheds light on this premise. How local talents build their resumes.

There is a myth that indicates that when putting together a Curriculum Vitae (CV) people lie or exaggerate as a result of the need to get that long-awaited job.

The latest survey carried out by Bumeran sheds light on this premise and explains

what happens both locally and regionally. 

"95% of people in Argentina do not lie or exaggerate

information on their CV when looking for a job, compared to 5% who do," says the job search portal.

Despite the fact that the aforementioned percentage is very high, Argentina is last in the ranking compared to the other countries in the region:

97% of Ecuadorians

only put certain information on their CV,

97% of Panamanians

too, in

Peru 96%

and in

Chile another 96%.

If one focuses on that 5% of Argentine talents who do put false information on their resume,

36% say it is because they urgently need to find a job


27% do so because they need to apply for positions for which it might appear that they are not qualified.

And 19% because they do not trust the

possibility of finding a job without the false information that adds up

and 18% because they need to apply for positions for which they could be overqualified.

On the other hand, the survey reveals that

job search portals are the most chosen by talents: 65%

prefer them when looking for a job, while 19% prefer company pages and 7% their contact circle.

5% through professional networks and 4% through a Human Resources agency.

What about the other countries in the region?

The response at the regional level is very similar:

64% of those surveyed apply for job searches through job portals


In Chile 75% of the talents, in Panama 63%, in Peru 63% and in Ecuador 60%.

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“Almost 7 out of 10 job seekers do so through portals like Bumeran


We are your main allies when it comes to finding the job of your dreams.

But we notice that many times people doubt their virtues or get carried away by prejudices about the world of work.

With "Hires", Boomerang's new campaign, we want to help combat those 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're going to do it. to find in Bumeran”, explains Carolina Molinaro, Jobint's Head of Marketing.

Through Contratados, the new regional campaign, Bumeran challenges job seekers to tell them that everyone can get the job they want regardless of the different factors they believe may hinder their path;

and to organizations to assure them that they will find the candidate they need to join their team.

In addition,

29% of the country's talents apply to some ads that do not exactly fit their profile,

while 59% apply only when they meet all the requirements, and 12% send their CV to the searches that they like regardless of the qualifications for the position.

Once the application has been submitted, how do recruiters contact talent?

54% of those surveyed in the country responded that HR professionals

communicate with job seekers mostly by phone.

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 Human Resources specialists to contact talents coincides "with what the majority of talents themselves prefer":

62% of Argentines prefer a phone call

, 35% choose an email and 3% choose to be contacted through the job portal for which they applied.

The Boomerang survey, in which 13,907 talents from the region participated: 3,040 from Argentina, shows how the answers vary at the regional level depending on each country.


Argentina, Panama and Ecuador,

the interviews are mostly

face-to-face, while in Peru and Chile they are mostly virtual.

Aligned with what recruiters normally ask for when interviewing people,

73% of Argentines say they feel more comfortable


face-to-face interviews,

over remote ones.

On the other hand, only

12% of people who have a job interview in Argentina receive a refund after having it

, 46% only in some cases and 42% directly do not get a response after being interviewed.

In case of not receiving a refund, 51% of the talents do not ask for it either, 26% only sometimes and 23% do.

Source: clarin

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