Would you lie toget your dream job?
You know you’re not the candidate they’re looking for – but maybe you could be, with a sprinkling of imagination and a little bending of the truth. But how far could you/dare you/ should you go? Mike Peake investigates…
In a recent survey of US-based human resource professionals conducted by Reader’s Digest magazine, one of the respondents stated that an interview was “not the place to be yourself”. According to the insider – a HR consultant in Raleigh, North Carolina – anyone who has even been told to let their true character shine through during an interview has been given “the worst advice ever”.
“We don’t want people who are neurotic and quirky and whatever else,” she expands. “All we care about is your skill and experience.”
It’s explosive stuff – but it isn’t necessarily a final nail in the coffin for anyone already daunted by the prospect of