Tempted to lie on your CV?

I occasionally see students who ask me if it’s ok to ’embellish’ certain parts of their CV. Worried that they lack legal work experience or don’t have much to say about interests they feel that if they don’t do this they’ll be overlooked for jobs. My advice is to always just start from where you’re currently standing. Don’t fill gaps with lies, fill them with experience. Overstating the facts on the CV will eventually catch up with you in one way or another as this disgraced barrister found to his cost.

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