GRADUATES have been told to "dumb down" their CVs and pretend they do not have degrees when applying for low-level jobs to avoid scaring off potential employers.
GRADUATES have been told to \"dumb down\" their CVs and pretend they do not have degrees when applying for low-level jobs to avoid scaring off potential employers.
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Former students have been told their qualifications deter employers and have been advised to leave them off their applications altogether as they struggle to secure "survival jobs" such as supermarket or bar work.
The findings, uncovered in a survey published today by advice network Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), come as official figures give support to anecdotal evidence that former students are finding it harder to find graduate jobs.
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