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Portsmouth graduate told to 'dumb down' CV

A woman from Portsmouth says job centre staff told her to remove her degree from her CV, to avoid "scaring off" potential employers.

Rachel Sawford escaped an abusive relationship to get her qualification in social work and saw it as a stepping stone to getting her dream job.

But she was told that if she had not secured a job in social care after 13 weeks, she should remove the qualification from her CV.

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