Tags: CV

Exam results and academic qualifications have little or no impact on career progression, according to a new survey by the jobs website Monster.co.uk. It found that 75 per cent of people believe their career prospects have been unaffected by their academic results. Furthermore, just one in ten said they thought their qualifications and exam performance…

The last year has seen an increase in the number of candidates lying on their CVs, new research from pre-employment screening company Powerchex has revealed. Analysis of 3,876 applications submitted to financial services employers between June 2007 and May 2008 highlighted discrepancies on 17 per cent of documents, up from 13 per cent the year…

The omission of workplace achievements on CVs is letting down job applicants, it has been suggested. According to a study conducted by iProfile.org, 73 per cent of employers questioned reported they have rejected candidates because of their failure to include relevant achievements on their CV. In addition, over half (51 per cent) said that were…

Is it crucial for employers to research job candidates prior to hiring them, an industry body has advised. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), companies should check the information presented in a CV is accurate, for example by asking to see examination certificates and confirming with colleges that people have studied there. Anne…

Lying on a CV in an attempt to secure a job is a big gamble, applicants have been warned. The caution, which has been issued by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), follows Lee McQueen’s victory in BBC television show The Apprentice, despite being found to have lied on his CV. A former…

Job candidates are missing out on potential opportunities by failing to sufficiently prepare for job interviews, according to new research. Figures produced by Jobsite.co.uk suggest that people seeking new work have missed out on a combined £2.3 billion of potential earnings over the past year as a result of poor interview skills. It was found…