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A.P. Veening Silver badge

Re: Sexing up the good old CV

I rarely embellished my CV, but I caught a couple of agencies doing it. I was applied for a couple of positions, where the interviewer asked me about my experience with product X, to which I replied, truthfully, that I'd never used it.

They then replied it was in my CV, I pulled out my copy to check and, no, not in my CV. But it had crept into the CV before it got to the client... One of the reasons I always carry a copy of my CV for my reference when in an interview.

Happened to me a couple of times as well. My standard at a job interview now is to hand out copies of my CV to everyone present and ask for a copy of the version they have. Some people require an explanation, but those are becoming pretty scarce. More than one agent has landed in hot water because of this kind of despicable behaviour.

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