Liar, Liar: The Biggest Lies to Watch for When Interviewing

Business.com / Hiring / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Regardless of which side you're on, you should be watching for lies. Check out our latest infographic on the biggest lies to watch for.

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Interviews are stressful. Regardless of the side of the table you're on, you want to put your best foot forward. 

As the hiring party, presenting your company as an in-demand employer is a must. You have to prove that the hours, days, months and years of work an employee gives to your organization are met with some rewards. 

Likewise, as the candidate, you have to prove that you are the best fit for the role. You must make them see that your experience, education, intelligence and conviction are not only the best fit for their organization but will benefit their business. 

Given the high-pressure nature of interviewing, stretching the truth can be an easy trap to fall into. But that doesn't mean it's recommended. 

On average, people spot liars 47 percent of the time, which means that your chances of being discovered are relatively high. After reading our below infographic, your chances of spotting a liar are even greater, so get ready to interview with even more confidence. 

Related Article: 10 Interview Questions to Save You From Hiring a Fake

Before we get to the lies to watch for, here are a few that might just be okay to tell, via Business Insider:

  • “Yea, I’ve only worked three jobs” You don’t need to list jobs that aren’t relevant, nor where things ended badly.
  • “My previous supervisor was awesome, and our team worked well together.” No one loves everyone they work with, but trash-talking your previous coworkers and employer looks tacky
  • “My interests include volunteering and reading.” If your extracurricular activities include day-drinking on the weekends and watching football, don’t admit to this. Start volunteering and read a book once in awhile.

Download the infographic below to start spotting liars!

 

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