Lying on a resume isn’t new — especially when it gets a person in the door. We get it, nowadays a good job is hard to find and there are those who are willing to do whatever it takes to get the gig. But there are those who take it a step further and lie during a job interview — and it’s never a good thing.
Gina Trimarco, founder and chief results officer for Pivot10 Results expert tips for a divorce-proof marriage and host of popular podcasts “Women Your Mother Warned You About” and “The Pivotal Leader,” weighed in on various lies people tell during interviews — and why it’s almost always a bad idea.
“I have all the experience required.”
“I’m available as soon as you need me.”
“Nooo, I don’t live in Sarnia — I live in Toronto.”
"Hiring managers will see this and ask you where you live," Trimarco warns. "Don't hide it. Come out and say, 'I'm interested in relocating.' Some companies may be open to that possibility. But often times, companies don't want to waste their time with applicants who haven't made the move yet and are certain that will be happy living in that new city."
On the other hand, these are the red flags you, the interviewee, need to look out for during an interview.