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CV achievements 'impress' employers

Published: Tuesday, 01 July 2008   Category: Career Advice

Graduates should detail their workplace achievements on CVs if they want to make career progression, it has been claimed.

A poll conducted by iProfile revealed that more than seven in ten employers have rejected job candidates prior to interview because they have not evidenced past achievements, reports Onrec.

Karl Gregory, a CV expert at the firm, said addressing this issue could "significantly boost people's chances of getting through to the interview stage."

He added that graduates were more likely to get the salary they deserve if they are able to impress potential employers with a list of achievements.

Onrec also reports that half of employers would be open to some salary negotiation for the right candidate.

Last week Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said there are "serious consequences" for those caught lying on their CV.

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