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UK Security Vetting

UK Security Vetting

Although background screening or pre-employment checking are commonly used terms in private sector companies, governments and security jobs will often use the term vetting instead. In October 2020 the UK government issued new guidance, designed to let both applicants and recruiters within government know a bit more about the security vetting process. Security vetting is all about minimising risks in…

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Spotting Lies on CVs

Spotting Lies on CVs

There’s no shortage of jokes about lying on your CV, and the reason why most of us chuckle when we hear them is because we all know someone who’s inflated their GCSE grades or exaggerated their experience. It’s seen as fair game to embellish your CV, as long as it gets you the job. Employers know it goes on though,…

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Risk Tolerance and Pre-Employment Checking

Risk Tolerance and Pre-Employment Checking

Every company will have its own approach to how they check up on people who are applying for jobs within their organisation. There are only a few situations in which employers have a legal obligation to screen candidates before hiring, so companies are free to make their own decisions about how to approach screening. The key concept which should be…

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Is It Illegal to Lie on Your CV?

Is It Illegal to Lie on Your CV?

Employers can see how tempting it is for employees to tell a few white lies on their CV. Giving yourself a team leader position when you were just a team member, tweaking A-level grades, extending employment periods to cover gaps. Who’s going to notice and why does it matter? Most candidates aren’t aware that in the UK, lying on your…

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