Pimp My Résumé: The Lies You Can Get Away With on Your CV

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Pimp My Résumé: The Lies You Can Get Away With on Your CV

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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V forward kar de na” are the five words that set in motion every job application process in India. We love forwarding, sharing, editing, and updating our CVs all the time, it’s a national hobby. Before the era of e-mail, life was tough and job-seeking even tougher because you had to roam around with physical printouts of your résumé. But today, it has become extremely easy to let prospective employers judge your character and skill set based on a single-page MS Word document.    

Companies are bombarded with hundreds and thousands of CVs every day. The trick now is to make your CV stand out in a crowd, like Ranveer Singh at an award show. Sending your résumé is a lot like sending your “rishta”. And if there’s something we understand about sending rishtas, it is that you want to put on your best face, even if it means faking it to some extent. And that in itself is a fine art.

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