CV and Past Sensitive Roles

Discussion in 'Jobs (Discussion)' started by notnowbernard, Sep 16, 2011.

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  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.
  2. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    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.
  3. Are your previous 'sensitive' jobs related to what are are applying for? No? Don't bother putting them in.
  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.
  7. Inch high private eye is that you?
  8. Thanks all.

    I don't think I am Jarrod..........

    Will send you a pm in a bit Smudge.

    And yes, advice from Chicksands. Good idea.
  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".
  10. 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.
  11. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    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. 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.
  14. If you have security clearance, always have it on your CV.

    You'll be surprised how many recruiters search on 'SC' 'DV' etc
  15. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    ...and as a heads up you can 'white on white' in a footer...