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On job interviews: is honesty still the best policy

The year after I graduated from university, I was on a job hunting frenzy. I did not have anything specific in mind I just applied for whatever I thought could be worth doing at the time. After like a dozen interview or so, I've had some hits and I've had some misses as well. While contemplating my experiences during the hunt, I realized that most of the times I failed was when I decided to answer honestly while my successful interviews were the ones where I just gave the interviewers the answers I thought they wanted to hear. 

So, what about you? From your experience, do you think honesty is still the best policy when it comes to job interviews?

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saygorem

I think we should disclose the information to the interviewer. Because in the long run of your career when you passed the interview and now working, the company conducts background checking if what you said in the interview was true and correct. We have to be honest so that we don't have a problem eventually.




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SirenOnFire

Being honest is truly the best way to go because eventually, one would slip up and not be able to keep the lie going, unless of course that person is one heck of a liar. These could create big problems in the future and could greatly affect our image in the workplace.




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vhinz

In your part as an applicant, you must be really honest. Usually the interviewer will ask about your skills and what can contribute to the company. If the interviewer asks you about a certain task and you are not sure that you can do it, just be honest. Tell the interviewer that you really don't know but you are willing to learn it.

But if the interview would ask you about your previous work and why you decided to leave and look for another job, no matter what bad experiences you had with your previous employer, do not tell it to the interviewer. At this point you can tell a lie about how nice your previous employer is. Because if you bad mouth your previous employer, the interviewer will think that you cannot be trusted.




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SirenOnFire

I agree with you. Bad mouthing previous employers no matter how awful the experience might have been is a big no no. On the other hand, lying about non existent skills is also a big mistake since eventually, the company will realize that you lied and your reputation will be heavily damaged because of that.




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Rock1987

We should always provide legit information on our job interviews. Providing false information can lead to mistrust of the employer in the long run. Replying honestly on job interviews is the right thing to do. Boasting about something which we cannot do will be caught in the future.




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SirenOnFire

I believe that no matter how good a liar can be, eventually he will be caught especially if we're talking about non-existent skills. One lie would also result to many lies that it would be too hard to keep track of eventually.




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gelotologist

Definitely true and will always be true, this honesty is the first thing you can probably give or your first test you can pass to the company that you're going in or be working in to. And also, always remember the saying that there are no lies that can be kept forever there is always a thing that would happen to make your lies a truth.




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dzannerz

I agree with you because sometimes the interviewer knows if your telling them the truth and they can see in your eyes if the statement your about to utter has a significant effect to each words that comes to your mouth.




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vicsylicious

Based on my previous job interview experience, being honest doesn't work if you don't have work skills/experience that match the job you are applying for. If anyone here is going to do a job interview, here's a huge hint of advice that employers love. Be interesting, that doesn't mean to be crazy but show that you're funny interesting person. If you do an interview where you're too quiet you're only making things awkward for yourself and you're employer. Also, if you tell them you have previous experience in the industry you're looking for, it will be much easier for you to get hired. but most people looking for jobs have no previous work experience whatsoever so their best bet is to get the employer interested in them so when they think who to hire you'll be on their mind as the guy/girl they found cool, so try to be interesting.




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SirenOnFire

I agree with you! It certainly is the same in my experience. When I was fresh from university and went to go searching for jobs, it was hard when people know that you have no experience in your pocket. I eventually had to lie a little bit in order to get the job that I wanted. In the job that I do, having a pleasing personality cannot compete with experience, skills and knowledge. I may have had the knowledge covered a bit, but since I was a new grad, I can't rely on my skills and I got zero experience. It was hard at first, but I was able to make it through eventually.




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saygorem

I agree with you, you have to be interesting to the employer. A pleasing personality is always present in a job interview. You can get hired if you make the employer feel at ease when you answer the interview. You don't have to lie, just be yourself.




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plasmablutte12

This is absolutely true. I had the same experienced from the company electricity distribution. They don't really accept bachelor graduated people except they hire people they knew. It is
completely unacceptable, and unfair to the people who knows about the
full course of such jobs. But this is actually happens in reality where
people who have company don't use university graduated, as basis for the
professional jobs.

When the employer find out how interesting you are. They tend to interview more
about your previous job, and discover the potential benefits of the
company from you. It does not necessarily to be honest in interview, in fact there's no such thing honest in every
interview unless what I did in the past, I told the interviewer that, I
don't know the job, yet I am willing to try one.

Every job I've got will sometimes complicated enough to hire you. But for me the
industry itself needs only people who help their company grows not so
what called values.




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SirenOnFire

Yes, I agree with you. Sometimes, we have to exaggerate a little for our own advantage. Lying a bit could be okay, unless it's such a big deal that it would be hard to keep going through that direction in the long term.




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yuary

Yes of course in my opinion, i believe that being honest gain your credibility. You may gain people faith in you and built your reputation at work. But nowadays some give false promises that may lead them trouble in the future.




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wiseagent

Yeah, that's right.

Honesty won't always give you what you want or bring you what you need (it may not be easy, but this is a fact that everyone has to deal with)... But in the great majority of times, it's us who don't know exactly what we want or need.




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Pixie06

I equally believe that honesty is the best policy. If you lie just to get a job then it is equal to cheating for me. If you employer later on discover that you lied in the interview then you may be penalized. I think you must be confident whenever you go to an interview. Just give the best of yourself. You may not always succeed but we do learn from our failures.




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Judas2018

ABSOLUTELY. Lying on a job interview will create problems for you in the future. It also reflects badly on the character of a potential NEW employee. You can exaggerate a few things here and there. Small things, but lying about education, previous job history, reasons for being let go from your previous job, etc. are definitely things you should be honest about.




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peachpurple

I agree with you. It is best to reveal the truth of my own weakness and strength to my employer rather than to let them stumble upon my weakness after employed . It would be embarrassing and a negative review for the seniors.




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JoeMilford

See, this is exactly what I am afraid of...maybe if I was a good liar, I could pull this off, but I am absolutely horrible at it! I always feel like I am going to get caught anyway, so telling the truth is just much easier for me in the long run. Any good relationship, whether personal or professional, should never begin or be built upon lives.




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Krisleen

For me, honesty should be practiced all the time in job interviews. A lot of people here lie on interviews. They usually lie about the salary they receive from their previous company because most companies here will only add pennies to their offer once you get hired. It's only a small difference from your previous company. It really won't help at all. They will surely find out the truth from their background checks. Lying will indeed create future problems.

You also got a point about the dilemma between telling the truth and saying what they want to hear. I experienced that too. I just give a win-win answer for it. I tell them what they want to hear but I make sure that it's still doable for me. I keep my word while they hear what they want to hear.




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chelfox18

Yes, sometimes white lies really helped in passing some job interviews, but the problem comes in the long run. I think it is better to be honest in the job interviews , even if you get failed or not, at least you are telling the truth. If you tell a lie about work experience or something, it will make a conflict sooner or later in your credibility in the company.




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Judas2018

White lies are fine imo. Maybe you say you got 1 more college credit than you actually got. Anyone can make 'that' mistake. Forgetting the actual number of college credits or previous recommendations by 1 single vote or rec. But when people start heavily fudging the facts that's when it becomes a problem. Because it's all of this stuff you either have to make happen before your boss finds out, or cook up a good story to cover for the previous lie when they find out.

Actually here in the states there have been numerous cases of individuals working in academia who've lied about previous accomplishments and even people working high level jobs, who'd lied about previous experiences. Apparently their employers just took their word for it at the beginning. But somewhere along the line either someone blew the whistle, or during a routine employee check something didn't add up. But it's still embarrassing for the company that these folks were able to keep them fooled for so long. Long enough to collect quite a substantial amount of pay from their employers and rack up years of tenure with the company.




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SirenOnFire

I agree. People can't help but make white lies during a job interview but it's very hard to keep the lies up unless you're one heck of a liar. In the long term, people could slip up and reveal that they have just lied when claiming whatever lie they did during the interview just to get the job.




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zheh

Ofcourse being honest is still the best way to answer your interviewers question. You'll never know how the interview would go. So It's hard to tell a made up stories. You might end up stuttering when you think of something that is not really what happened in your life. It would be hard for you to think. Unlike answering honestly, the words will just come out cause you know all the things you are saying. The interviewer will notice it, they'll know if your a little confuse of your answers. So it's better to say the real thing.




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AmieBotella

That old saying will always be true even though at the moment it may seem not. Of course in every interview you would want to impress and put your best self at your prospective employers, however, when you add little lies here and there especially about your skills and experiences, when you get hired because of it, at some point you will be put to test about that single lie you told them about. So while there are tons of jobs you got rejected because of the lack of skills or knowledge, do not lose hope about it because this is where everybody who is an honest and noble worker start.




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anor0428

I totally agree with you, that single lie will screw once they found out about it. I believe that in the end, anyone will get the job that they really deserve without needing to tell white lies. If you get rejected on an interview, then maybe because something better awaits for you. You should take that rejection as a challenge also to improve yourself. On job interviews: is honesty still the best policy




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emoxigh27

Any form of lies, big or small is still considered a lie. Some people are sugar coating their experiences and skills to get a chance to be hired by a company.

However, you'll jeopardize you and the company's credibility. Trust is important in every aspect of life, and once they learn that you're lying, you'll even have a chance to be rejected by any company. In addition, living a lie-free life will contribute to your mental and physical wellness.

Therefore, telling the truth is still the best option. "Honesty is the best policy".




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McLay18

As far as I could remember, lying has never been helpful when I was still a struggling first time job hunter. I tried to look cool, interesting and relevant so I fabricated stories to get the job, however I was not able to live up with my lies which resulted to inconsistency. It was hard to meet the high expectations of my boss which has resulted to my poor performance in the company. I would suggest that you remain truthful to yourself specially when it comes to your educational attainment, skills and job experiences if you have any. Lying would make you land the job but it will only create conflicts in the end if you fail to live up with your lies.




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spectat0r

I believe so. It works for me all the time. I guess it depends on how you redeem yourself from your honest answer and making it more appealing to the interviewer. Pretending that you are flawless has a lesser percentage of getting your dream job compared to providing honest answers with your learning experience.




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trebor2017

Yes, it is the best policy and way to land a job. In an interview if the interviewer see that your honest in any questions he/she asked will give you a plus points because you give them a reason to trust you. Yes, lying can also use to land a job but not permanent because as the old saying there is no secret that will not be revealed so whatever the things you said that is a lie will be able proven that it is a lie. So whatever happens during the interview honesty must be the only thing an applicant should do.




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Barida

I don't think some interviews are worth it any longer simply because some are conducted with questions mainly on things that should not be considered before some are giving a job. However, I think interviews are still worth it if we decide to put so things under perspectives. I mean how else would one land a job if not through interviews to know what the person actually have in mind before applying for those jobs and to see how those applicants could be able to defend their CV, so I think interviews are still needed for getting a job. That the applicants told lies/being honest to get the job is another thing on its own.




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wallet

I think that honesty is very important for the both parts the employer and the employee. Dishonesty is usually leading to someone fault, and a relation that is very hard created may break in a second. Interviews are used to check the qualities of a potential worker, his honesty may play an important factor in accepting a new worker in the company!




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Mida

I also believe we need to be honest than to pretend to be something we are not. Being dishonest makes it a bit hard for the employer to get the right person for the job. Once hired, the new employee probably won't be able to deliver what is expected of him, and this will result in premature dismissals affecting both the company and the employee himself.




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BelindaMT

Nikko25,
I want to share with you my thoughts because my current job is hiring people. I suggest that you must tell the truth and be honest to the interviewer. You mentioned that if you are telling the truth you cannot get a job, this means you are not qualified in that position. I will give you an example so you will understand. During my interview the applicant for the position of "Warehouse Helper", I asked him if he has an allergy to dust or if he has asthma I must consider his health because of the condition of the work place. He assured me that he doesn’t have any issue about his health and he has no problem with dust. But after 2 months he submits a resignation because his asthma triggered when he started working inside the warehouse and he apologized for lying.

So what are the negative effects, first, he becomes sick.Second, he just leaves us with negative impression towards him because of dishonesty and third, it will hamper the operation of the warehouse because he resigns and it will take a month before I can get a replacement.




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Keibah2

I think honesty is certainly still the best policy. I mean if you tell lies during interviews and you finally get hired, there would be times where your lies will come to play and then everyone realizes you are a liar. Not cool at all.




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tophew

Yes that is right at the very beginning of the interview being honest is the best policy so that they will know that you are honest of your duty at the company. and also being honest can be carried away through the job interface it will become a habbit and that will make you a great employer in a particular company.




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sephzer

A side from honesty, being sincere and true to your interview will mean something great. I think if you tell someone about the truth of yourself without hiding anything, then they have to decide if you are qualified or not, even though they decline your application but still this will be a good experience for you. You don't need to tell lies about yourself for you to be accepted. Just be yourself and be confident.




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augusta

Honesty has always been the best policy no need lying about information supplied at any interview, sooner or later it would be found out not with information flying everywhere these days.

So it better to disclose all information and be truthful about it and be done with.If they are to employ you, you will be able to start with a clear conscience because you have no skeleton in your cupboard, so go out plain and have a rest of mind.




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tenthztar

I believe in honesty and when it comes to interviews. Lying on your interview is the nastiest thing you can do. If you get into the job and they give you a task that you can't handle then you might just get fired. You should be updating your knowledge and keep on studying so that you can offer more.




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lovefoxycharms

If you tell even the smallest or simplest lie, your credibility is the thing that is at risk when you apply. It' s not only the company that you are trying to fool but yourself as well. I believe it is still better to be true to yourself and to the interviewer. In some cases, being too honest will also lead you to rejections so you might as well balance the situation by being safe with your answers and try not to make the interviewer dig into some things that you don't want to be asked. You can also try to do some techniques like try to impress the interviewer with your answers.




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anor0428

Yes I think It should be. You should be honest about the interviews. If you pretend or say something that is not true to yourself , it might screw you in the future. I admit before, I do whitelies for some interviews, but what happened is the interviewer sense that I am not true to my answers so the ending is, I didn't get the job. Since then, I promise myself that I will be true to next job interviews. If you are telling the truth, you dont have to remember anything.




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jemuelterrado

You should be honest all the time because no secrets could be kept forever. If ever you will be successful in applying job after telling false information during the interview, a time will come that some of co-worker or the boss will know everything which could bring him or her to loose trust on you and may could be the reason of force resignation in the job. What you want to say in your title has some points because some of company chooses qualifications which you do not have but telling the truth is the best decision to avoid regrets in the future.




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pandooh

Definitely a yes. That will be your stepping stone in entering the company you wanted to go to. There was this horrible experience that my friend had gone through. She was a supervisor back then in a BPO company but purposely did not disclose her previous job. This became her downfall. When the management found about it they immediately terminated her. Despite the fact that she has been over 3 years already and has a good position in the company this became her black hole. It was a small lie back then, but this became serious as the years go by.
Being honest with the interviewer and yourself would help you even find the true company that will embrace you. We may exaggerate some times in an interview but never lie something about an important information.




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DenisP

You know, when it comes to interviews I honestly do wish I could embellish the truth a bit in order to make myself seem more professional or experienced, but ultimately I think that karma is going to bite you in the butt if you try lying during an interview. If you tell a lie and then they end up performing a background check, or you slip up during a conversation and forget a lie you told, at best you are going to look unprofessional and at worst you are going to get yourself fired. I think it is best to just tell the truth, and if you want to make yourself look better, simply try to work harder and accomplish more. That is the only path towards true success.




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jaymish

I don't actually think that honesty is the best policy . We tend to forget that recruiters are human being and like all of us, are weak. When companies are looking to hire, they always have a particular profile in mind. Recruiters don't go into an interview thinking, let's see what characteristics will suit this job. Its like the process is already rigged. I don't think you can afford to be yourself.You have to seriously look at the job description and what the company is looking for in a candidate and tailor yourself to that. However if you are interviewing for a small or medium- sized company ,where possibly the owner is the interviewer those interviews are more flexible, because they tend to respect character. So the more honest you are, the better.




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JoeMilford

Although I stand by my point that honesty is best, I think you do make some valid points here about human nature and the subjectivity involved in the hiring process. I have been on hiring committees before, and the politics involved and the discussions that occur after interviews can be quite intense and, at times, disgusting, in many ways. The judgmental attitudes of some of my co-workers are astonishing, at times. The committees are always looking for what they call a "good fit"--that is an elusive and highly complicated thing.




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SirenOnFire

That is one good point you made. Companies like that force applicants to lie or exaggerate about their working experiences because they made them feel like they have no choice but to do that. What we have to remember though is that lies are hard to keep up in the long term, and people could eventually slip up. If that happens, it would not only affect our image, but also our dignity and integrity as an employer.




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JoeMilford

I guess that I would say, under the circumstances you mention above, is that I most likely would not "outright" lie, but I would not tell the hiring committee or supervisor the "whole" truth. In other words, I might be "lying by omission", but there are definitely some things, and some details, that the hiring folks do not ever need to know.




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SirenOnFire

Lying by omission is actually a really good technique and I agree that indeed, there are things that interviewers don't need to know, whatever they may be or for whatever reasons.




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narutos3nn1n

I had very little experience on job interviews as I'm quite not that brave to face one during my early years when I decided to stop my college and look for work. I ended up as an working on internet cafe tending to the customers with a very little pay, I think that was less than a hundred bucks a month and its really not worth my time. Had to wake up early in the morning then had to stay late on the shop if there's more customers who wants to stay late. The only perks I have though is I can be connected and online all the time as this was the start of how I take notice of how I can earn money online.




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Mida

Dishonesty can negatively affect your future work prospects as well. There are a number of people choosing to be dishonest and get hired, only to be fired months or years later because of dishonesty. This will likely affect your future job applications because getting fired because of being dishonest from the previous company also affect the chances of getting hired by someone else.




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SirenOnFire

I agree, and this could greatly affect ones future in the company that has hired him only because of the lies he made. With this kind of problem, negative impact from previous employers would significantly affect the future of someone being hired by other employers.




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diels1001

Yes of course. Being honest for in answering questions in a job interview is being honest to yourself. In the first place, why would you lie about something? Why would you something terrible like that? I understand the necessity of having a job nowadays but it is not a reason to lie in a job interview. Telling something that is really you is the best thing to do, because you can only be aware of your own mind. Whatever your answer at your job interview , answer it honestly because it is also for your own good.




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Tronia

True but people lie all the time to get things that they want, jobs included. I have a friend that actually lied about small things like what programs he can use just so he would sound more appealing to one of the business companies he applied with. His plan was to just "go with it" and if he would get accepted, learn the programs that he mentioned.

I don't think that's the best approach though On job interviews: is honesty still the best policy




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JoeMilford

What a great question! My grandpa used to always say that "the truth will always out". I also remember a favorite Mark Twain quote of mine: "I never have to remember anything because I never tell a lie". I think honesty should be your go-to policy, plus, I always feel that maybe the interviewer could know more about me than I know he or she does, and that makes me more apt to just tell the truth, in a minimalist way. This could just be paranoia on my part, but I would want to start with honesty, not lies, in a new position so that I could feel positive about it from the get-go.




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SirenOnFire

I'm very bad at remembering things that I only lied about. I can relate on that feeling of paranoia because I have tried doing this in one interview. It was really hard to keep the lie up, and it was too stressful on my part.




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felabruno

It is. Honesty is very important at job interviews. Starting a new thing in your life with lies probably won't end up in a good way. What if you lied about your skills and then after you get the job you get requested to do something that they think you are able to do but actually you can't because you don't know how or how is the procedure and everything goes wrong? Yeah, the chances of losing a job because of something like this is very high, and then the bosses will see you lied and you won't get good recommendations. The best choice is to be honest, and get a job according to your skills.




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marbertism

I believe that the end justifies the means on this scenario. You see where I am going with this, right?

Your main goal is to be hired by the company with pure intention which is to contribute to the company and be trained by it. I have two points.

First, if you are incredibly confident and can overcome stress from impromptu questions, I would say you must be tactful with your answers and bend it a little if needed be. If you can pull-off 'white-lying' to the interviewer like a pro, then go on. Your goal here is to pass the interview. Nothing else.

Second, if you find interviews frightening and stressful, then you should be completely honest with your answers. The tendency if you are like this kind of person, and you are no expert in bending facts, is you will implode internally and got lost. You will likely stutter oftentimes which is a manifestation of self-doubt. If you are like this one, which is most of people are, please be tactful with your words. Be honest. Be completely honest. So you will have no problem arranging paradigms inside your mind. You act like you are story telling. And always support your answer with facts.

Bottom-line, I believe in and encourage honesty during interviews. Honest conversation. Although, at some point, some might confidently bend facts. But what really matter in the long run is when you are being hired by an employer, you should be honest with it. No bending.




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wiseagent

Not just in job interviews, but in every aspect of your life... Being honest is always the best way to go. Whatever happens, being honest will always lead you to the best of ways.

Unfortunately we aren't able to realize this at the right times, but being honest is always something that - sooner or later - will be worth.




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Tronia

I wouldn't say that honesty isn't the best policy but you have to know HOW, to be honest. Let me explain. If the interviewer would ask you, "Do I look fat in these jeans" and if you were honest and say yes, that's not smart is it? Instead of doing that you could disguise the truth in a way that you aren't necessarily lying. You have to be smart with the words you use in the interview. They listen to everything you say plus they also watch your body language. Therefore I'd say that there isn't anything wrong with being honest but be smart about it, use it to your own advantage not to damage your credibility.




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Carmilina

You should be honest. You should be always telling to your interviewer what you can contibute to the company. What are your good assets.




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geloi

Yes, in fact it will be one of your best asset and strength as an applicant. You can never lie about your experiences and your skills on the first place because some companies do a background check. Another thing is once you get hired and you know nothing about your work, eventually you'll get fired and you'll never find a good job.




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vinaya

In my experience, mostly in a job interview, people do not actually want to hear what you have to say, instead, they are looking for answers they want to hear. Therefore, the successful interview is the one where the potential employee gives the answers that the employer is seeking.
In order to impress the interviewer, you will have to first analyze the nature of the person. It will be better if you do a background check before you go for the interview. If that is not possible, you can ask the person who has been interviewed before you.




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overcast

Your first two statements cleared it in one shot. That's very true that the employers want to hear what they want to hear. And you have to give it to them for the business. That's the way things are working for many. And that being said, we have to adjust to this formula in order to make through interview process. I am sure that in future people would see past that.

I guess we have to understand that honesty is not going to get us job. And we have to adjust to the way employers want things to be there.




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Rebara19

Up to a certain point. I don´t think that lying during a job interview is a good strategy to get a position since if you got it you would have to protend your behaviour which would definitely discredit your self-esteem. On the other hand speaking real truth is not likely to bring about employment either as employees are expected to have particular skills and characterictics. I would choose the compromise. After all, it isn´t that difficult to persuade someone when my words aren´t totally fake and it might enhance self-confidence.




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SirenOnFire

Lying and keeping it up in the long term is very challenging. When a person decides to make one lie, he has to make more lies in order to justify that one. It would be hard to keep track of every lie one has ever said.




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saygorem

Employers want to find trustworthy people for their job and company. They do not want any employee who did not disclosed the truth about work history or any criminal liability the employee has. Even for a normal people, it is normal that we like people to be honest with us, specially in a relationship, just like in a workplace. Honesty is always the best policy.




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plasmablutte12

I always asked the question to myself. Why most of the company ask employee to give their honesty while they don't have
honesty at all. There are more scenarios happening in our society where people ask for this, yet fail to respond with it. Though it's necessary to have honesty of one company, because it's the mean core of operation of the company. Without it surely the company will utterly fail in any way.

The interviewer themselves should point these main core of values of every person should hire. It's also part of the company's
vision to have a moral value. That's why they need someone honesty to fulfill the mission of the company by hiring special employee.

For me, it does not necessarily to answer honest answer interview, as long as you impress the interviewer, or the boss to hire you, and later learn the job what they are looking for. The main point of interview simply looking to a person who solve the problem of the company.




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Blank629

Yes of course! Honesty is the best policy most of the times. But sometimes, we must break this rule to pass a job interview. For my past interviews, I didn't try to break this rule. I'm always saying what I am capable of and what I am not capable of. Just express yourself in answering job interviews.




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MarkJ94

i guess whenever or wherever you go, honesty should always be there. Because if you lie just to pass the job interview then you are not just lying to the company but also to yourself. Don't try to be something you are not, I remember there is a scene in The 3 idiots where one of the main character who intentionally commit suicide just to save the other main character from being expel in their schooL, refuse the job because the management want to change something about him (I forget about what is that). He becomes honest for what he feels and because of this, the management was impress and said that they never saw a employee which is that way comparing him from other applicant before him. For me, honesty is the first for everything even though its hard to do sometimes. God Bless everyone and thank you.




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ColdFlameChris

Well, honesty is still the best policy but sometimes, you have to tell white lies just to get a job. It's like your telling them what they want to hear from you. What I mean by that is, for example, when you're beginning to learn something that you can use on the long run, you can say to your interviewer that you're good on that specific skills or you already started to learn that skill which the interviewer is asking you. I mean, is it better to tell honestly then won't get the job or just tell white lies just to be fit for the job description?




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overcast

I think honesty gets you in trouble. And for this reason you can find out if the honest people can make better choices and understand how to be proactive. The reason being things can be tough in the workplace. And honest people suffer the most. And if you can fix that issue. Most of the corporate working people get fired if they are honest. So you have to be politically correct into this type of the work.

And another important point is that one has to be very careful with whom they are sharing their mental conditions. So that's something one has to be seriously concerned about as well.




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rogiesonb

Maybe that depends on the question that they ask you? Be honest on those critical questions that require you to disclose facts about yourself because it may affect your job later on or your relationship with your co-workers.




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fulstaf

The job world is based on conformism, the interviewer and the candidate both know that they lie to each other, and proceed any way on their little charade, especially in big corporations, for this to work they have to be both consistent.




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naknakdatu

No matter what still honesty should be praticed by people. Even if its fir a job or whatever. At the end of the day we will still benefit to it.




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diels1001

I think at any time, any place and any situation, honesty is the best policy. Lying to others is lying to yourself and it's a sin. A mistake is cannot be corrected by another mistake. I'm sure that you already try feeling frightened and all of feel the fear, but lying is a choice that you can avoid to make. Don't make your job interview more complicated by lying for something. Saying the truth is the only way to set you free.




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PedroP

I have found out that not always no. Some times a white lie can get you a job while granting you time to research and let you know more about the subject that you were asked about. Being always honest is not always good when an opportunity that can change your life is at stake




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KhalilaRose

While I can relate and understand where you're coming from and have similar experiences myself, I still think it's safer to just stick to the facts. It may take longer to find a job, but lying in interviews will always come back to bite you in the long run. There have been so many instances where senior employees, who've been with a company for many years, suddenly got fired because their employers found out that they lied during their initial interview. It's one thing to gloss over some of the weaker aspects of your resume, but to outright fabricate experience you never had or claim to possess certain skills that you don't have will only hurt you down the road.




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Joteque

I think honesty is still the best policy but you have to know how to sell yourself such that you can represent a product of impeccable value and an invaluable asset to any company that has the chance to hire you as an employee. Many people forget these simple lines, 'Ask not what your workplace can do for you but what you can do for your workplace!' These companies hire new employees because they have a void to fill and they want to excel as a brand in whatever market they apply themselves to. You have to think of it as you are the person who will make this happen for them. You are not the person in need of a favor from them to hire you. You are the person who will assist them to reach the goal of provisioning that spark, that talent, that driving force that they have been looking for to fulfill that position that will help them to progress in their pursuit. Now tell me which company having observed this fervor in a prospective employee would turn down anyone who offers this to their company? They would probably choose to negotiate a favorable salary and promotions package instantaneously if they knew what you could do for them. They would probably hire you on the spot as they know without a doubt that you are an invaluable asset to the business and they would definitely not want to let such an opportunity of having such a great person on the team pass them by. Now go forth and let your good works be known so that the companies that interview you know that you are not the one who is graced by such a rare extravagant, highly productive potential opportunity to progress but they are and if they let you pass by without grasping the chance to let you show them then they would be the ones losing out on such an exclusive opportunity!




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mabhel

Honesty will always be the best policy. We may not be able to get what we want just because we're being honest about our self but in the long run, I believe that there's always something prepared for us that fits for us where we will not need to lie on anything.




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diels1001

Whenever you got an interview, be serious about it because you are lucky to have that chance, there are some who didn't even have a chance to get what you have. Don't ever lie to your interviewer because they are smart enough to know that your bluffing and it will badly affect your probability of getting accepted. I know finding a job is difficult but it's harder to do something that you have no idea because it's the assignment given to you because you lied in your interview.




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Hurry14

Being honest is still way better than making up stories or lies just to get the job that you want. if the company is really looking for someone that they really need and you will just answer their questions based on your assumptions of what they want to hear from you then that will be a big problem for you, if you ever get the job. Because if your'e just making cool stories that will make them impressed, their expectations will rise too. So if it's time to do the job and you failed to meet their expectations then that's the time for you to regret the stories and lies that you'd made at the interview.




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Destiny00

I find honesty to be the best policy in most situations. If you lie or withhold information in an interview, it will be very awkward when the truth comes out. When asked to describe your weaknesses you don't need to be brutally honest; be thoughtful, truthful and brief. It also helps if you can name strategies that you use to compensate for or work on these weaknesses.




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rajiv123

If you tell the truth, the you don't have to remember anything. Giving false information during a job interview is not a good idea. You will eventually get busted once the thorough background check starts. Assuming that you get the job by giving out false information, it will only make you feel uncomfortable in your work place as the constant thought of getting busted will always get to your head making you unable to focus on your job.




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PinkTurtle

I think one should be honest but not that honest... You know what I mean? like you need to tell the truth but you don't need to say everything that's on your mind, like when they ask you why did you leave you past job? you can't say you leave it because they were some stingy people that won't get you pay, lol, you need to say something like " I think I need to have new experiences and move on, to learn new things" something like that. But honesty is definitely necessary for me. I'd always been honest for my interviews and I'd got the job in many of them...




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PedroP

Honesty and openness are two different things. Being honest is replying to the things which you were asked with honesty and openness is about giving people unnecessary details about your life. Good point you make here




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