Human resources (HR) teams in charge of recruitment are likely to have a number of key points they look for when browsing CVs, along with content which causes them to turn off, one sector commentator has asserted.
Writing for New Vision, Alice Chekwoti said that as a HR consultant she is frequently asked for tips on CV writing and that such a document should act as a form of marketing to the employer by detailing skills.
One “turn-off” she noted when looking for new recruits was having to read through overly long CVs advising that it was better to be precise although applicants should also avoid being vague with their qualifications.
Ms Chekwoti added that misrepresenting or lying on CVs could also see applicants being disqualified – and could also go on to affect any chances they had with other employers.
“You would rather tell the truth than lie because the consequences of lying are too costly. Since misrepresentation is becoming a chronic problem,” she stated.
The Swindon Advertiser recently reported that a man had been fined for including misleading information about his level of qualifications on his CV when he was applying for an ambulance job.