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    (Original post by H4RDY)
    Hello people,

    The problem is this. I will be taking a gap year this year and wish to find employment. At the moment im looking at making some applications within retail but have some worries surrounding my CV.

    I have had no paid work experience in the past, and so my Work experiences section looks like the following:


    Mar 2007 – Jun 2009: Production Assistant, EJ Films
    • Assisted in many areas of film production, with particular emphasis on caring for the cast and crew on each shoot.
    • Actively engaged in conversation to gauge each person’s level of satisfaction.
    • Other responsibilities included transportation and technical assistance as well as organising catering.

    Mar 2006 – Aug 2006: Production Assistant, London Film School
    • Responsibilities varied greatly but included cast management, prop location and Boom operation.
    • Feedback on my performance was very positive in what was always a high pressure and time sensitive environment.

    Nov 2004 – Dec 2004: IT Technician, Islington City Learning Centre
    • Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the computer facilities including assisting users with troubleshooting.
    • Instructed individuals and small groups in the use of various computer applications such as Microsoft Office and other multimedia software.

    Feb 2004: Administrative Assistant, Royal Courts of Justice
    • Performed general clerical tasks such as, photo-copying, letter sorting, making tea, etc.

    What you dont know yet, is that the "EJ Films" work experience is completely made up. This is because i feel it looks really bad to have a gap of 3 years without any sort of work, paid or not.

    Is it worth the risk of being found out, to put a lie in like that? Or will my CV be good enough anyway, considering im at imperial studying a decent degree, and have a very active social life which i have documented appropriately.

    I should also note that I have put the CV through the CV Help team many times and they have been a fantastic help. It is also a one page CV which i think works well. It is attached below minus my details.

    All help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    My few pennies:
    1) remove this.
    2) if you are going to lie, at least don't get found out about it.
    3) lying is bad, but getting caught is worst.
    4) I don't think you need the EJ films for work experience - it's more than enough I think. I only have 2 x two months of work experience and my CV is fine.


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