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Don't lie on CV, says expert

14 Jun 2008

Don't lie on CV, says expert Students looking for internships who lie on their CVs are not likely to land their dream role, one expert has said.

Adecco revealed in a list of top five tips for those building their CVs that applicants should always tell the truth if they want to stand any chance of landing the role they are eyeing up.

Referring to the winner of BBC show The Apprentice, Lee McQueen, the firm's managing director, Steven Kirkpatrick, said: "Lying on your CV is something that should be avoided.

"Whilst in Mr McQueen's case Sir Alan Sugar seems to have overlooked this misdemeanour, not all employers would be so forgiving."

He added that while telling porkies will damage your reputation it could also mean your prospective future employer might have a higher expectation of your ability.

Second on the list of tips for CV success was to keep it short and succinct, research the firm before submitting it, write it yourself and do not forget to use a spell checker.

Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development advised students last month to choose a gap-year activity linked to their future career plans.

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