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Tell the whole truth

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Q: I hate to admit this, but I find myself exaggerating a lot in job interviews. I never lie outright. I just inflate my accomplishments and overstate certain things, like my role on a team. Should I be concerned?

A: Yes. Absolutely. It’s revealing that you’re distinguishing between outright lies and mere inflating of the truth! That indicates you’re already fudging facts and heading down a slippery slope. Rather than pad, look for opportunities to do the work you’d like to boast about. And next time you’re tempted to exaggerate, ask yourself, “How could I prove this?” Even if you don’t need proof, it’ll help you stay honest.

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