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Graduates told of importance of honesty on CV

Published: Thursday, 05 August 2010   Category: Career Advice

Honesty remains the best policy for graduates as they look to impress with their skills and experience on their CVs.

Women24 has come up with ten tips to help graduates in their quest to seal employment after university, with particular importance placed on ensuring that a CV is as good as it can be.

"A good candidate with a bad CV will never get an interview," the news provider indicated, suggesting that time should be spent focused on tailoring it to a job in question.

While importance should be placed on guaranteeing that spelling mistakes and factual errors are cut out, it is noted as essential that the truth is told at all times.

"If you get hired on the basis of a falsified CV, you will always get found out and fired. It is also a bad idea because you may end up doing work that you are unable to do, resulting in stress, confusion and anger for all parties," the website added.

Other advice offered is to take note of submission guidelines, adding a section that displays job-related skills and avoiding including salary expectations unless especially asked to provide to do so.

A survey from Hirescores.com last year noted that 69 per cent of job candidates had told lies to employers in one form or another.ADNFCR-1068-ID-800013760-ADNFCR

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