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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

CV claims 'must be backed up'

Any claims that people make on their CV have to be backed up if the candidate is to avoid being left with egg on their face, it has been claimed.

According to Peter Panayotou, founder and senior consultant at the Write Stuff, he has lost count of the number of people who have made boastful or even outrageous claims on their CV, only for these fabrications to be exposed when the recruiter digs a little deeper.

He advised people to have evidence to hand which can back up any claim whenever their prospective employer requests it.

The expert advised people to keep things in balance when constructing their CV by not skimping on detail, but he also recommended avoiding going into too much detail and rambling.

"Anybody can make a random claim, but what's tricky about it is that you don't want to go into too much detail about why you're making that statement and what the evidence is, because then you end up with an over-long CV anyway," Mr Panayotou commented.

It comes after GfK Custom Research revealed that 58 per cent of workers aged 18 to 29 are currently looking for a new job, or will be within six months.

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Posted by Nikki BarristerADNFCR-1617-ID-800569971-ADNFCR

Origin: Salespeak News

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