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When Interviewing For a Job, Tell The Truth Intelligently

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The following is an excerpt from my latest career column featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read the whole article here.


Among the most critical of interviewing skills is telling the truth intelligently.

The best way to explain what I mean by this statement is through a story. In an interview, Jose found himself caught telling a lie about the reason he left one of his previous jobs. He said he was laid off, but the truth was he was fired. When the potential employer found out, Jose lost all chances of getting the job.

By honing your interviewing skills, you can learn to plan carefully what information to communicate and what is appropriate to withhold. After all, interviews last only a short time and you want to be sure you leave the right impression and communicate the right message.

Here are just a few of the “telling the truth intelligently” pointers I give my Career Coaching clients in interviewing skills training…

Read the whole article here.