Telling the whole truth about yourself in a job interview may mean losing a position to a better-qualified candidate. But the alternative – lying about your degree, qualifications or experience for short-term gain – inevitably will come back to haunt you. Still, there are gray areas in which a small lie – or embellishment – could go a long way toward helping you land a job.
Here are six areas in which you can enhance your credentials without having a bad moment during an interview or even worse, after you’ve gotten the job.
1. What’s your real salary? How much people make is “the No. 1 lie,” Do not embellish your salary. Instead, provide recruiters with the value of your entire compensation package – including salary, vacation and other benefits – and request a percentage increase on top of that amount.
2. Managing your title: It’s OK to stretch the truth about your title, if your actual responsibilities are more demanding than your job implies. A lot of times titles don’t tell the whole story. You might spin your title to reflect what you actually did.
3. For love of industry: Faking a strong interest in a particular industry is preferable to telling a recruiter you’re desperate for any job he has to offer. I think it’s acceptable to lie about being passionate about an industry. Nobody was born being passionate about manufacturing.
4. Who you know: Drop names, if you’ve actually met or interacted with an industry mover or shaker. It’s a matter of degree – you wouldn’t go full tilt and say [someone’s] one of your best friends if they’re not, because you can be found out.
5. Fired or quit? If you were let go or laid off from your last position, be honest about the circumstances if asked. Then try to refocus the conversation on your future. You should immediately turn [the subject] into a positive by saying you’re looking for a new challenge.
6. No time for tears: Even if a position seems a bit of a professional stretch, don’t let on that you have any doubts about your ability to get the job done. Can you imagine someone saying they’re scared? That may be the truth, but you don’t want to hear it in an interview.
Get a therapist or get a friend – your boss is not your friend.
Source: Daily Post
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