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CV and Past Sensitive Roles

#1
What is the general opinion on putting your history on CVs.

As I was typing out my name, address etc and then my history it made me wonder what would happen if it got into the wrong hands and some of these things go to agencies where heaven know who looks at them.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
 

Nehustan

On ROPS
On ROPs
#2
I'm certainly no expert but I'd have thought 'home' units, with hints at secondments or attachments, so anyone who knows would know to ask at interview, and anyone who didn't wouldn't need to know. So for instance if you were an artist you could mention an art gallery next to camping shop.
 
#4
Unless the role is directly linked to the position you're going for you should leave it off your CV.

If the role that you're applying for is something where they'd require knowledge of specialist roles your CV should normally go to the recruitment agency involved, who are "read on."

Such agencies usually only use 1 recruitment agency so there is no danger of your CV info being widespread.

If it's a CV that you're putting on Jobserve etc, then leave it out.
 
#5
Leave it off - You'd want to put your parent unit obviously but nothing else of that nature.

IIRC, my little red book only had parent unit noted when I'd done something 'different'.
 
#6
If they are INT related there is a clear policy available from the disclosure cell at Chicksands. Give them a ring for advice and send them your CV before dissemination - due dilligence done.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#7
What is the general opinion on putting your history on CVs if you have carried out sensitive/undercover work etc?

As I was typing out my name, address etc and then my history it made me wonder what would happen if it got into the wrong hands and some of these things go to agencies where heaven know who looks at them.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Inch high private eye is that you?
 
#9
Why do you ask this on a public forum? Is this a hypothetical question or are you after practical advice? Practical advice is "less is more".
 

Nehustan

On ROPS
On ROPs
#11
I'm certainly no expert but I'd have thought 'home' units, with hints at secondments or attachments, so anyone who knows would know to ask at interview, and anyone who didn't wouldn't need to know. So for instance if you were an artist you could mention an art gallery next to camping shop.

actually was in a rush when I posted...should read...<<you could mention a camping shop next to an art gallery.>>
 
#12
Snippetts of good advice here. As a recruiter these days, I know what to look for and avoid. Do get the latest advice from Chicksands it will
probably have changed since I left. If the recruiter knows what he is looking for and has the knowledge you will be found.

"Has the knowledge" sound like a sh$gging London Black cab driver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I fine my self a £5 to help for heroes!
 
#13
Yup, you're right. I employ the "less is more" attitude on my CV by emailing them a plain white doc. Less is more! I've never been turned down for a job with my blank CV.

You tool.
Na na na na na!

Where's your tool, you tool?

I have always found that if you put your security clearance level on a CV and the mere mention of an intelligence agency and most civy employers think you are James "F***ing" Bond!

Mention "under cover" etc and people will assume you are a nutter which may be apt in your case.
 
#16
You'll be surprised how many recruiters search on 'SC' 'DV' etc
Don't randomly stick on the fact that you have, or previously held a DV. If it's relevant to the job you are applying for fair enough, but scatter gunning the fact that you have held a sensitive post across the internet is seldom a good idea. Some jobs also have a requirement that you have your CV checked by them before you can send them out. So bear in mind you may also have that commitment.

If all else fails you will probably get sensible advice from here (assuming you are no longer still serving and don't have access to internal processes)
Ministry of Defence | About Defence | What we do | Security and Intelligence | Defence Vetting Agency | Defence Vetting Agency (DVA)
 
#17
I got my job as a window cleaner by 'disclosing' that I wasn't the guy hung up in his own ropes on the balcony...

I also hinted at my being nearly involved in B20. That got me my foot in the door at Asda.
 
#18
All I put on my CV was the fact I'd done x amount of years in army and held various military courses. If they were relevant to the job I was applying for then I'd list them. All my mil courses and my resettlement courses have absolutely nothing to do with the job I'm doing now. I got it purely on my good looks, charm and thick weighty penis.
 

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