Why Lying In A Job Interview Doesn’t Work – Citadel Search

#CitadelBytes: Think you can lie through your teeth in an interview?


Lying is a common behaviour, in fact 96 percent of people admit to lying at least sometimes. While that is the case, #CitadelSearchSays to never lie during interviews.

An extract of our interview with a candidate explains why:

– Candidate: ‘How do you know I am not speaking the truth?’

– Citadel Search: ‘You could lie to me, but an experienced recruiter will know they are lies.’

Why You Should Not Be Lying In A Job Interview

Lying to a recruiter in an interview exposes your weakness immediately. You would have tainted, or even ruined your chances to obtain the job. The consequences are far-reaching as both the recruiter and client are likely to blacklist you for your dishonesty.

If you are ever considering to paint a false picture of yourself, keep in mind that even if you manage to pull through that lie, you will struggle with new job expectations.

Integrity is everything. Do yourself a favour by telling the truth.

Have you encountered challenges answering certain difficult questions? Refrain from lying as you will need to create another lie to cover up the previous one. Seek professional guidance with Citadel Search to ace your interview with confidence today!  

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