Magazine article Management Today

MT Learning Curve

Magazine article Management Today

MT Learning Curve

Article excerpt

CVs

What are they? The curriculum vitae - 'the course of one's life' - is the standalone document that tells the story of your career in succinct form. Of course, the details and accomplishments listed ought to be accurate. This was Scott Thompson's undoing at Yahoo recently, when an accounting degree obtained many years ago was misrepresented as including a computer science element as well. The CV is meant to sell you as a candidate, but in the UK at least too much boasting or 'over-claiming' is likely to go down badly. It is also no place for trivia.

Where did they come from?

Wasn't life easier before the dreary onset of 'equal opportunities'? (That is a joke, obviously.) Until the 20th century it wasn't really necessary to produce too many formal documents about one's qualifications. In some protected professions, only chaps from a certain social class or stratum needed to apply. And one's word was enough. As employment became both more orderly and more accessible to others - even women! …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.