A danger spot on your Curriculum Vitae

Job seekers please be aware of a danger spot on your Curriculum Vitae (CV) -

Remove your Referee details first before sending your CV in to the general public

This mistake has been made often recently and only picked up by a call to the job seeker from one of their referees who told them they had received a call from a prospective employer.

The job seeker has not had prior knowledge or given consent for this referee to be contacted and would be forgiven for being angry or shocked.

Be aware -

Once you put your referee details on a CV and put it out to the general public eg – internet – you are giving consent for these referees to be contacted.

The only way to avoid this is to ensure your referees are removed from your CV to prevent this from happening.

Job seekers please be aware for references to be checked, the following must be in place -

  1. You choose who your referees will be
  2. You are asked prior to these being contacted if you are happy to consent to this
  3. Always contact your chosen referees first to alert them they will be receiving a call/e mail as a referee for you

In order to make your job application process more informed – please be aware of this danger spot on your Curriculum Vitae.

For more information on this, go to our Curriculum Vitae (CV) advice centre



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