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Liar, Liar Pants On Fire – Never Lie In An Interview

February 4th, 2013

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire – Never Lie In An Interview

By Mary Sherwood Sevinsky

It is imperative that you are always honest in an interview setting. Not only can even small fibs trip you up during the interview or in subsequent interviews, but it may be grounds for termination after hire. If your past is not perfect you may be tempted to shade the truth to enhance your chances of getting a job. This never works.

Make sure that your career and potential employer choices are realistic considering any blemishes in your background. If your choices are realistic, but blemishes in your background might prove challenging then develop answers to address those areas in a way that seems positive. Honesty in general is important to many employers, regardless of the industry or your circumstances.

18. Have you ever lied? This very open ended question and one that is, ironically, designed to assess your honesty. Everyone has lied. If you say you haven’t – you are probably lying!  Answer this question by stressing your understanding of the importance of honesty.  Relate your answer to the industry or the employer as much as possible. Illustrate with an example if you have a scenario in which being honest was difficult for you.

19. Have you ever taken any illegal drugs? Answer this question by stressing your understanding of the importance of honesty. Relate your answer to the industry or the employer as much as possible. Illustrate with an example if you have a scenario in which being honest was difficult for you…Read The Rest of the Article Here

About the Author:

Mary Sherwood Sevinsky is a Career Expert and Author with nearly 20 years of experience in resume writing, personal branding, career assessment and counseling.  Her websites and blogs include http://www.jobsearchfortherestofus.com and http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com

 
 
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