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3 things you should never put on your CV
Knowing what to exclude from your CV can be just as important as knowing what to include. There are certain occasions when this comes down to personal choice, however there are some things which you should never put down in your CV.
Here’s our top 5 list of things you should never put on your CV…
Irrelevant work experience
It doesn’t matter how amazing you were at serving burgers when you were 17 if it doesn’t have any bearing on a role you are now applying for. Even though you shouldn’t remove work experience as gaps are a bad idea, you should still however keep this kind of info down to a minimum and focus on the relevant roles which showcase the right skills and experience the employer is looking for.
You don’t need to include your personal details on a CV, for instance marital status or religion. This information has no relevance to the role and cannot be requested from the employer.
You may find that you are judged on this information if you decide to include it and it’s really not worth taking the risk. Even though we’d like to think we live in a world where employer’s don’t discriminate, it does still happen every day and from your perspective it just isn’t worth the hassle.
You should never lie on your CV, even if it’s just a small one that you are confident will never come out – it can and most likely will!
Lying about past work experience, skills and especially qualifications is a big no-no, and taking that kind of risk could put your career in jeopardy. There’s a good chance that you get caught out during the interview, which is a sure fire way of losing any hope you had of a second interview or even the position.
If the employer hires you and then finds out you lied on your CV, there is a good chance you’ll be dismissed. Even if you don’t get fired you’ve probably ruined your chances of promotion further down the road.