While writing your CV, I am sure you have been informed that you don't have to include every single thing you did in life, especially less flattering or unsuitable ventures in the context of things, so to speak.
If not, well you might meet the same fate as one Iraqi man in Sweden.
At our local employment agency, there are people present to answer your inquiries regarding work and applications, and immigrants make it a habit of stopping by and asking them to review their CV just in order to make sure it is as flawless as can be.
Bassam (we will call him that), did just that. The "agent" handling his CV looked at it, spelling was fine, content was fine, and off he went to apply for work.
The first 20 or 30 rejections were not cause for alarm, however when it started reaching 50+ with not so much as a "thank you, but no thank you" letter, Bassam became worried and asked his friend to look at his CV.
On top of the list of "Previous Employment", the following was written:
I served in the Iraqi Army for many years.