Once again I've been lucky enough to be asked to contribute an article to Family Friendly Working, this time it's all about why lying on your CV tends to be a pretty bad idea. https://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk/2017/12/06/why-you-cant-get-away-with-little-white-lies-on-your-cv-anymore/ And, if you liked that, you might also like this - https://edducan.com/2017/04/25/all-filler-no-killer-the-top-5-mistakes-people-make-in-their-cvs/
As the closing date for UCAS personal statements draws inexorably closer I suspect there's more than a few students who are inwardly wrestling with whether to soften the edges of certain truths to paint a more favourable picture. Whether it's plagiarism, little white lies or enormous, industrial style juggernauts of lies it all comes down … Continue reading After I matriculated from Oxbridge at the age of sixteen I went on to become Jeffrey Archer. (Or why lying on your CV is neither big nor clever.)
Without wishing to grouse endlessly about how badly schools are preparing kids for their future work lives, it's hard not to when I see the standard of instruction surrounding how to order and write a CV. Now, I will say that this is not a phenomenon exclusive to students, this is something even very … Continue reading All Filler, No Killer – The Top 5 mistakes people make in their CVs.