Will I get caught for lying on my CV? Watch
The retail experience I have is only for one month as it was a temporary contract. I just thought the admin work would be helpful because it would give me more stuff to talk about.
Many employers don't conduct detailed checks on all applicants.
If your relative is contacted and provides you with a reference, it is likely to be taken at face value.
But don't make a habit of faking a career history or anything else on your CV; that is a crime that can result in a prison sentence if you get caught.
Soon I will be going into my final year of university and I will be applying for finance and audit graduate schemes. The only previous experience I have is some retail work and some volunteering but I will be starting a student ambassador role soon.I have put on my CV that I did some admin work for a relative. Will I get found out even if they will back me up and act as a reference?
Imagine the following scenario: You are a hiring manager and you have in front of you candidates who worked at the Big 4, Insurers, Brokerages and Consultancies, Banks, Financial Services and more, each one of their companies recognisable amongst the skyline of the City providing prospective candidates with powerful brand names to verify their abilities and pedigree alike. In comes a candidate with a singular experience acquired purely through nepotistic means and adds no discernible value to their character,-- worst yet, they stumble and stutter to justify its worth in light of the other candidates who surely would have informed them of their backgrounds before the interview.
If you truly are at such a level where you can not even acquire a generic finance scheme and have to resort to being disingenuous and weaving your own family in a story of lies, then you are obviously a sub-par candidate that will get whittled out as the process churns ahead.
Better start rehearsing,