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nutcracker Sat 11-Jun-05 13:49:30

I am trying to do a cv and am stuck.

Where I list g.c.s.e's do I only put those that I gained a C or above in or all of them ??

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 13:52:02

Depends on how many other qualifications you've got really. I tend to just write "x GCSEs at grades A-C including English and maths" . If you have nothing higher, then I'd list all of them. If you have A levels or equivalent, A-C only.

Also please write GCSEs like that

nutcracker Sat 11-Jun-05 13:53:41

Ahh thanks, have never done a cv before.

Don't have any higher qualifications so I will list all of them.

Will probably be the shortest cv in history.

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 13:55:50

what's the job? or is it just a speculative CV?

I'm ace at CVs - feel free to send it to me for comment.

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 13:57:23

Actually if you did more than 7 GCSEs, then I would usually omit a couple of the lower scoring ones - to get your average up.

nutcracker Sat 11-Jun-05 13:57:44

It is for a job in a travel call centre.

I take it i have to tell the truth about my exam results ??

F for maths looks really bad in print.

Thanks for the offer. Jampots is gonna go over it for me so I should be ok.

nightowl Sat 11-Jun-05 14:03:28

i fully admit i lied about most of my exam results.

they werent especially bad but i still upped them a tiny bit.

does anyone ever check?

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 14:06:46

tricky one.

I have been known to massage an exam up a grade, but never the important ones (i.e. maths and english, and anything else that might be particularly relevant to the job) but I'm like that and did well in maths and english anyway.

dh used to put all his up by a grade or two.

up to you - they can check by the way but are highly unlikely to for someone much past school leaver age I would have thought.

snafu Sat 11-Jun-05 14:08:21

Tbh I can't believe that anyone would ever check... Why not just pur XXX GCSEs grades A-C then if they're that fussed they can grill you at interview?

roisin Sat 11-Jun-05 15:47:52

20% of employers sacked someone last year for lying on their CV

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:52:05

Hi, roisin! While we're on this subject I will reply to your email soon, I promise. (Am still swithering.)

SP, A levels A-C only? You mean if you have worse than that you don't mention the grade, or don't mention the A level?

And can anyone tell what an old O-grade O level would = at GCSE...??? (Need it to be C or above!)

roisin Sat 11-Jun-05 15:55:06

Janh - what's swithering?

It wouldn't be a C. But some people still have more respect for O levels than GCSEs. [ducks!]

WideWebWitch Sat 11-Jun-05 15:56:17

swithering sounds like a great word, is it a Lancashire word?

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 15:57:17

I take it to mean dithering in a switchbacky kind of way ??? (Must look it up.)

(And of course O-levels were harder. Our piano teacher swears his DD's A level music paper included questions from his O level one.)

Twiglett Sat 11-Jun-05 15:57:21

you could always just list the gcse's you took without putting a grade

an F is a fail isn't it? or do they grade to F now (showing my age) so personally I wouldn't put it on .. especially if maths is important to job


roisin Sat 11-Jun-05 16:00:35

Whispers - I did O levels too: showing my age here.

Janh Sat 11-Jun-05 16:02:46

nutty, does the job need maths? If not then I agree with SP, just list subjects and range of grades.

If maths is important then it's a bit trickier.

nutcracker Sat 11-Jun-05 18:54:49

The job is in a call centre booking holidays.

My maths really isn't as bad as the grade I got, i just hated maths and didn't do my coursework so couldn't get anything above that really anyway.

tiredemma Sun 12-Jun-05 19:06:02

nutty, ill be honest- they will not check your gcse results, you could say you have a degree in pure maths and they wouldnt check!

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