Jobcentre tells graduate to dumb down her CV

Emma Woollacott
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Fuelling fears that a degree is no longer a passport to a good job, a Portsmouth woman has been told by Jobcentre staff to leave her degree off her CV - because it puts employers off.

Rachel Sawford achieved a 2.1 degree in social work from the University of Portsmouth, despite juggling study and single motherhood. But, she says, she was shocked to be told by a job centre advisor that she'd be more employable without.