Tags: CV

Steve Girdler: Checking cross border candidates – Understanding the cultural and legal complexities

At the start of 2014, Bulgarians and Romanians gained the same rights to work in the UK as other EU citizens, prompting a widespread debate about the advantages of hiring from abroad. But whatever the political arguments being discussed, it’s evident that HR managers will increasingly be expected to understand how to ensure effective cross…

Student applies for internship with cringeworthy youtube song

Instead of making a cover letter to apply for a summer internship at Buzzfeed, Matt Cloutier described to them his desire to work at their company through a more interesting medium: SONG! We are still waiting to hear if his application was successful. Would it work for your company? And if you want to know the…

Mat Armstrong: Eyes on the lies – a growing trend in CV fraud

The financial crisis and following recession saw growing unemployment, but the significant numbers of business failures that also took place compounded the issue, resulting in fewer roles and greater competition for jobs. More people were chasing fewer opportunities and as a result, CV fraud boomed. We have certainly seen a direct link between the economic…

Two-thirds of CV’s contain false information

An increasing number of job applications contain a lie or false information according to new research from HireRight, the leading global candidate due diligence company. HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check study shows that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of applicants provide incorrect information to potential employers, in areas including criminal records, previous employment, educational attainment and membership…

Increasing numbers of graduates lying on CV´s

Almost two-thirds (61%) of students and graduates have reported that the increase in tuition fees is putting people off university and making them more likely to lie about their qualifications on their CV to get work, which is an 18% increase since last year, reports Graduate Prospects. As part of the Higher Education Degree Datacheck…

National Careers Service launches twitter campaign to help improve job applications

Job hunters across the country are committing common CV mistakes and not spending enough time on their CVs which is costing them new roles, according to new research among careers advice experts. Almost 80% of advisers from the National Careers Service said that the most common mistake people made was sending generic CVs to employers…

CV-Library Attracts On Demand Candidates

CV-Library moves their TV advertising online to 4 On Demand, engaging with professional job seekers and attracting active candidates directly to the job board. This is the latest direct response campaign CV-library has launched, supporting the growth of their CV database and increasing the job board’s brand awareness. The 4 On Demand (4OD) advertising is launched…

Amanda Le Gros: Do You Have an Emergency Talent Pool?

Employers and recruiters from all sectors across the UK will have to rely on their emergency talent pool every now and then. It’s your ‘go to’ source for urgently required professional candidates; normally met through networking and often a selection of previous applicants who didn’t quite hit the mark. Maybe you’ve exhausted yours and it’s…

LinkedIn rolls out Talent Pipeline to recruiters worldwide

A new way for recruiters to hire the best talent, faster. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 150 million members worldwide, today announced the roll-out of LinkedIn Talent Pipeline to its thousands of corporate recruiting customers. Talent Pipeline enables recruiters to easily manage all of their talent leads in one place, regardless…

CV fraud on the rise warns ID Checking website

With forty eight applicants seeking every graduate vacancy and employees unlikely to take graduates without work experience, 1 the temptation to lie on a CV is considerable. According to the Charted Institute of Educational Assessors, nearly one in three jobseekers have embellished a CV, reflecting a long-term trend of jobseekers disguising their work histories and…

Anonymous CV plans backed by major employers

More than 100 major UK businesses have signed up to a government initiative that proposes asking for CVs without the name or the school details of candidates in order to remove the risk of discrimination during the application process. Firms such as Tesco, Barclays and Coca-Cola have agreed to the Government’s Business Compact, which requires…