Can I pass the job interview being 100% honest?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Callum Mason



Can I pass the job interview being 100% honest?

Well hello,

Being honest may not get you a job. But it surely saves you from the pitfalls of your career.

A job interview is not a complete test of your knowledge, but rather of your ability to convince your interviewer that you know you are the best option without sounding conceited.

Scenario 1: If your goal is to find the JOB and you want to be dishonest at times.

  1. If you are very interested in taking the job (salary, working hours and conditions are taken into account), prepare to live with it!
  2. If you raise your grades or lie about your current salary to get a better starting price, you will have to be prepared to
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Well hello,

Being honest may not get you a job. But it surely saves you from the pitfalls of your career.

A job interview is not a complete test of your knowledge, but rather of your ability to convince your interviewer that you know you are the best option without sounding conceited.

Scenario 1: If your goal is to find the JOB and you want to be dishonest at times.

  1. If you are very interested in taking the job (salary, working hours and conditions are taken into account), prepare to live with it!
  2. If you raise your grades or lie about your current salary to get a better starting price, you will have to be prepared for higher expectations and heavier workloads.
    Many times, the job interview is not always the best time to be too honest in this scenario. Nobody buys your "I'm a perfectionist" response anyway.
  3. Employers know that you are not perfect, but they need to know that you are aware and willing to work on it yourself.

Scenario 2: If your goal is to find the right CAREER, be honest with yourself.

Be smartly honest!

In other words, you don't lie. But you can choose to be more cautious about how much you share the truth.

  1. If your goal is to find a career that you do well and are happy in, then yes, I think you should be quite open in interviews. After all, that's part of how you select the fit, on both sides.
  2. The truth is surely more interesting than made-up things. Also, people don't connect with you if you're not honest.
  3. If you hide information about your strengths, weaknesses, work habits, and goals from your interviewer, then there is a pretty high risk of ending up in a job that doesn't suit you.
  4. New research suggests that openness and honesty in a job interview will not affect a candidate's chances of being hired, but will help them land a suitable job. Have an attitude of "It is important for an employer to see me as I do, even if it means making people recognize my limitations."
  5. You can always consider volunteering to work on an unpaid trial basis. Avoid the desperate feeling of "I'll take anything, even if I hate it." Please indicate your flexibility and willingness to learn or obtain additional training.
  6. You will increase your chances of all kinds of bad results: feeling miserable, fearful to come to work every day, not being able to perform well or having problems, being perceived as poor or mediocre performance (which in turn can affect your reputation for a long time ). after leaving work), and even being fired.
  7. Honest candidates had the double advantage of ending up in jobs and companies that suited their abilities, as well as not having to waste time and energy "fitting in" while on the JOB.
  8. Take pride in your experience, skills, and character and use the interview as an opportunity to show them off. By focusing on the positives, you can sneak away with minimal emphasis on the negatives, without having to be really misleading.

Do you think you want a job where you have to lie to get it? You really don't. You will be miserable.

But isn't it a great risk to speak your mind? Yes, but it is less risky than taking a job that you are not suitable for.

If you really want to get better, try this.

1. Find out why you would be great at work.

2. Don't worry about being the perfect match.

3. Think about what non-obvious experience you can highlight.

4. Find ways to get the experience you lack.

5. Be realistic.

Consider adapting a chrono-functional resume. Read more in my other article.

Chaitra Krishnappa Ravi's Answer to How Do You Convince The Interviewer That You Are Right For The Job And Want The Job?

Actually, that's an interesting question. You know what, I tried this, but I came to know that, honest as you are, the selection will be based solely on the requirements of the job. The interviewer may like your honesty and even acknowledge and appreciate it, but will not award you the job because you did not meet their criteria.

For example, there is a job profile for software development for beginners. Now, if you honestly say "NO" to all of your technical questions like what sorting is and explain sorting by insertion (just one example), then the interviewer will appreciate your honesty, but they will too.

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Actually, that's an interesting question. You know what, I tried this, but I came to know that, honest as you are, the selection will be based solely on the requirements of the job. The interviewer may like your honesty and even acknowledge and appreciate it, but will not award you the job because you did not meet their criteria.

For example, there is a job profile for software development for beginners. Now if you honestly say "NO" to all of your technical questions like what classification is and explain insert classification (just an example), then the interviewer will appreciate your honesty, but will also find that you are not suitable for the job. job. This way you will not be able to pass a job interview.

Now I will add to this answer my personal opinion. What I personally feel and do in most of my interviews is to show enthusiasm in your questions and try to answer them with all the knowledge I have. For this I needed some knowledge that I obtained when preparing for the interview directed to the job profile. So I will advise you to prepare for the interview based on the job profile and show some enthusiasm during the interview along with your honesty. I'm not sure, but this will definitely help in some places, especially for newbies.

All the best.

Thanks.

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