Lying during a job interview.

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Job interviews are stressful to say the least, but have you ever lied during one to either make yourself look better or to help you get a foot in the door? Here's an example, a strange one, but still...
"I love to deep sea fish. Oh I just love it! Have you ever been?"
" all the time...I caught a swordfish once with my bare hands!"
"Holy crapolla! Your hired!"
Or something more realistic...
"I sure hate didn't vote for him did ya?"
"Nope...can't vote. I'am a felon."
"Uhhh...get out of my office!"
You get the point, have you ever had to stretch the truth or full out lie just to get a leg up? If so please explain.
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Ansley Ansley
Nope. That's either a plus or minus about my personality - honest. I don't steal and I don't lie. But I do have a love of hyperbole.
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't think I've ever flat out lied, but I've not brought up topics like my health or if I have a child on purpose. Bringing those issues up is a sure way for me not to get a job.
laflauta laflauta
I try to to exaggerate things too much during interviews, but I have lied about my interest level in a job before.
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Lying is never a good thing, and lying in a job interview just might come back and bite you in the ass.
laflauta laflauta
Originally posted by laflauta
I try to to exaggerate things too much during interviews, but I have lied about my interest level in a job before.
*not to. The "Edit Post" button disappeared.
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope. Don't see the point if having someone hire me under false pretenses, since I'll end up getting fired and have a harder time finding new work
Alyxx Alyxx
The only thing I've ever lied about was how long I intended to stay at a job or how interested I was in doing that particular kind of work. The jobs I'm looking for right now are temporary type jobs, but they won't hire me if I I say that I just need something to make more money so I can move away and go to graduate school somewhere so I can get a better job that I really want to do one day.
Ex-prude Ex-prude
No. They always seem to think I'm lying, though. I live in a college town, so they generally mention not coming to work drunk, and I always say I don't party, don't drink, don't really hang out with people who do. They give me this look like "yeah, right" and I never get the job.
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