Things To Lie About On A Job Interview

From, here are Five Things You Should Lie About On A Job Interview:

1. When asked, “How are you doing?” you should simply reply, “I’m doing well, how are you?” The hiring manager doesn’t want to hear how terrible your life is, or how much trouble you had finding the building.

2. Why are you looking for a new job? Answer the question by saying something nice about your previous employer, then move on to what you’re looking for long-term and how this new job opportunity fits your search.

3. What’s your greatest weakness? Answer the question by naming a real, minor weakness you have – one that won’t affect your ability to perform the job. Then immediately follow it up with how you are successfully addressing the weakness or eliminating it. Whatever you do, don’t try to avoid the question by saying you don’t have any weaknesses, and don’t provide a cheesy answer like “working too much.”

4. Where do you see yourself in five years? The answer is NOT “Not here.” Keep your answer fairly general.

5. What are your interests? / What is the last book you read? Make sure you don’t lie about something you won’t be able to perform down the road. Don’t say you golf if you don’t. It could come back to bite you if you’re invited out for a round. Showcase teamwork skills through any sports you participate in. Even individual sports and fitness routines can show commitment. If the hiring manager asks about the last book you read, pick something that shows you keep up with your industry. Don’t say Harry Potter.