A CV is a document that contains your work experience and skills, which shows employers that you're the right person for the role. It’s important in today's competitive job market as it’s an opportunity for you to stand out from other applicants. Read our press articles below to learn more about the ways of making an impressive cv while keeping it real.

dressed up cv? your career could be cut short.

Inflating your academic or professional credentials could get you the job you desire, but could also lead to your downfall. Those who assume that organisations simply archive resume copies without ascertaining its veracity and no one ever gets caught, could be in for a shock.

This is not an isolated case. Candidates also commit more serious offences like forgery. "Quite often, just to get a raise, candidates forge their last drawn salary figure. There are instances where telephonic interviews are rigged, and candidates ask qualified personnel to give interviews on their behalf," notesMoorthy K Uppaluri, CEO of HR consulting major Randstad India. In the IT sector, he says has come across candidates who seek to boost their project experiences by listing projects done by their friends or peers. Similarly, dubious technical institutes giving away fake job experience certificates to candidates from companies affiliated to their institutes also exist. Other frauds include candidates providing false qualification details and concealing the number of times they have switched jobs. "This is to ensure they are not seen as unstable," says Uppaluri. 
Read more at The Times of India

dressed up your resume details? here's how it could cut your career short.

If you assume that organisations simply archive resumes without ascertaining its veracity, think again. For every Tom, Dick or Harry who gets away with suppressing or dressing up CV details, there is a Johnny who gets caught.

"Just in order to get a raise, candidates forge their last drawn salary figure. There have been instances where telephonic interviews were rigged, and candidates asked qualified personnel to give interviews on their behalf," says Moorthy K. Uppaluri, CEO of HR consulting firm Randstad India. "Post-hiring, job performance can lead to a follow-up investigation. In case of dishonesty, it is often accountable for legal action and may lead to termination," adds Uppaluri.
Read more at Economic Times

avoid cv fraud

Some recruiters have flagged candidates caught or found to have fraudulent information on their CVs. A single lie could have negative implications for your career and should be avoided at all times. 
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