Interview Tip: Don’t try to be someone you aren’t in an interview.
Some job seekers try to exaggerate their background to appear vastly different from reality. This is a mistake. Being genuine and honest is always the best course. First, exaggerating your background may cause a hiring manager to question your claims – there are stories that job seekers tell that just seem too good to be true. Second, if you make yourself out to be something you aren’t, there is a good chance you won’t be happy in the job if you get it. Even worse, your claims may cause you to be rejected for a position that is a good fit.