'Honest' CV sparks rec industry uproar

'Honest' CV sparks rec industry uproar

Candidate CVs can often be mind-numbingly dull. Recruiters have to trudge through a lot of “independent workers”, “team players” and “problem solvers” before they hit the real gems.

Yet, one CV doing the rounds on LinkedIn is shocking recruiters for its forthright honesty and candid run-through of the applicant’s work history.

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  • Mark
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:26am BST
    Resumes/CVs have evolved in-line with job ads - for sure, CVs are littered with cliched and inflated statements, exaggerating achievements and responsibilities and the like. But, take a look at the vast majority of jobs ads - they are equally guilty of cliched statements, overstatements of what the job is like, earnings, excitement, yah-de-yah. You get what you sow... if you really want honest resumes/CVs, the first step is honest job ads.

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