Your CV is your first and most important step towards your sought-after position. Your CV needs to be relevant, professional and properly highlight your strengths, experience and qualifications. Use of a professional template is essential for entering only accurate information.
When constructing your CV, it is critical not to falsify information. Human resources and recruiters will perform background screening checks on prospects, some of which are criminal, credit and qualification checks. Falsifying information on your CV constitutes gross dishonesty, which warrants dismissal.
According to IFacts, the back- ground screening company, job-seekers who lie about qualifications are committing a serious act of fraud.
When it comes to references, be sure to give contact details of persons to whom you reported. A colleague, friend or family member’s details are not advisable as the referee needs to be a person who was in a more senior position than yourself and to whom you reported directly. The position and contact details of the referees are often cross-checked by human resources or recruiters.