Interview Tip #9

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.