Marcintosh: why do I bother to read that crap.
KrispyKritter: thecpt: who the fark lies during job interviews? Quickest way to not get hired IMOyou must be young. bless your heart. seriously the best jobs i ever had, i had no business being in my position. lie through your teeth, they're doing it to you. tell them what they want to hear.
kwame: You're overlooking the better alternative. Expressing in a professional way the things that your interviewer is asking without condemning your previous employer. It's entirely possible without lying.
thecpt: who the fark lies during job interviews? Quickest way to not get hired IMO
On-Off: It may just be that what you are calling "Expressing in a professional way " would be called plain lying by others.
JackieRabbit: There was no "invented" information.
JackieRabbit: I just skipped that section of the interview form and made up trite answers to please HR
mongbiohazard: Sorry, but that's little more than a fantasy...
mongbiohazard: Your previous employer sometimes is worthy of condemnation.
mongbiohazard: And last, the new employer is looking for particular answers to those questions. They don't usually really don't give a shiat what the answer really was... they're just looking to check the box off on their list.
mongbiohazard: So yeah, sorry but that's patently bad advice.
JackieRabbit: It was supposed to be only for our use, but then HR decided that they wanted to review them to make sure we were interviewing the way they wanted. I told HR that I was the hiring manager and that I was responsible for the success or failure of a hire, so I would conduct my interviews the way I thought best and not just follow their formula. My CIO backed me up on this and told HR to back off.
JackieRabbit: God Is My Co-Pirate: Ah, the "what's your greatest weakness" question. Anyone who asks that deserves to be lied to.The point of this question is supposed to be to see if the candidate is "self-aware," which has become another stupid buzz phrase. No one is going to answer this question with 100% honesty, but only try to tell you what you want to hear.A few years back, my company decided that we were going to use behavioral interviewing. We were supposed to take a complete life history starting with high school. I asked "Are you kidding me? I would never insult a 40 year old candidate by asking him/her to tell me about their accomplishments and failures in high school." I was told that it was mandatory for all candidates. Instead of arguing, I just skipped that section of the interview form and made up trite answers to please HR. There's a reason why almost everyone hates HR.
mongbiohazard: No one wants to hear that what you didn't like about your previous employer was that they worked you like a dog and treated you like shiat. It may be 100% true, it may be the very reason you're sitting in that room having the interview for a new job... but if you say it you won't get hired the vast majority of the time. The new employer will just identify with your last employer and think you'll be saying the same thing about them in another interview later with someone else....
imontheinternet: Lying is for amateurs. It's better to tell the truth while emphasizing the details that tell the story you want to tell. Truth and persuasion are at least as effective as lying, and you don't have to worry about getting caught and losing a person's trust..
phenn: I guess I fail to see how it is any of their damn business. When I've interviewed potential employees, I've asked what kind of job they could see themselves really killing, what do they like about their work, what do they dislike, etc. To get a sense of how they will get along with others. I don't care much about their fortune-telling abilities.And, trust me, you absolutely can love your work and dislike your employer. After 25 years in Corporate America™, I can tell you first hand it's entirely possible.
phenn: And, trust me, you absolutely can love your work and dislike your employer. After 25 years in Corporate America™, I can tell you first hand it's entirely possible.
KrispyKritter: you must be young. bless your heart. seriously the best jobs i ever had, i had no business being in my position. lie through your teeth, they're doing it to you. tell them what they want to hear.
JackieRabbit: Years ago, I had a job interview that was like the Inquisition. The panel of interviewers were total assholes and it was obvious to me 10 minutes into the interview that they had their heads so far up their asses and that their culture was so toxic that I was ready to end the interview on the spot. Afterward, I met my recruiter in the lobby and he was on his cell phone. He beamed and told me "they really want you and have an offer!" I told him to forget it; there was know way I'd work with those clowns.
JackieRabbit: He beamed and told me "they really want you and have an offer!" I told him to forget it; there was know way I'd work with those clowns.
phenn: I hate job interviews with a passion. Had a guy ask me why I wanted to work there and I answered (honestly) "I'm not sure I do yet."
doubled99: Oh, STFU
KrispyKritter: seriously the best jobs i ever had, i had no business being in my position. lie through your teeth, they're doing it to you. tell them what they want to hear.
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