The concept of faking it til you make it is all around us. Sometimes it takes the shape of summoning charisma at a party, finally asking someone out, or bolstering a resume. Other times it blooms into a full-fledged series of lies that you have to surf on until you finally spin the lies back into truth.
Assuming you're not putting others in danger, faking it til you make it can be an inspiring feat, and in a cut-throat economy it can also be a necessary one. The language of faking it comes more naturally to some than others, so it can be helpful to take notes from the pros.
I George Costanza'd my way into a job in high school.
I was looking for a new job and went to apply at a local movie theater. The general manager asked to interview me on the spot, which I wasn't at all prepared for, but went with it anyway. This was like a Wednesday or Thursday night. The interview went well, and she told me she was going to be out of town this weekend, but she would let me know on Monday.