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19 hiring managers share the times they caught someone lying in a job interview.

19 hiring managers share the times they caught someone lying in a job interview.

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Stretching the truth in a job interview is about as common as showing up in an ill-fitting blazer with the tag still on. But though it's pretty normal to exaggerate your Photoshop skills or claim your greatest weakness is "working too hard," some candidates take it too far, lying about their experience or qualifications in hopes of beating out the competition. The problem with this tactic is that hiring managers are experts in sniffing out bullsh*t—it's literally their job. And no one wants to hire a liar.

Someone asked hiring managers of reddit: "what are some telltale sign that your candidate is making things up?" These 19 hiring managers share stories of job interviewees who tried—and failed—to fabricate the truth:

1.) From BaconReceptacle:

As someone who has hired many technicians in IT positions, I'm amazed at how many people would fake highly technical knowledge. I remember I needed a telecom engineer with very specific knowledge of a very specific voice system. I was getting suspicious of this one candidate so I started asking about the exact syntax of command lines and this guy was actually throwing out made up commands! I was both fascinated and annoyed.

Sources: Reddit
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