The recruiter explains in detail three points that candidates must never be entirely truthful about during their interviews.
Interviews are nerve-wracking, especially for a job one really wants. The candidate's personality must shine in the conversation with their recruiter, as they need to have pitch-perfect responses. It means that the candidates must know what to include and exclude from their answers. The conversation must flow smoothly because any bump on the road may put question marks on their eventual future in the company. If someone needs help understanding the topics they should ignore during the interview, Bonnie Dilbur–who goes by @bonniedilber on TikTok–is their answer. In one of her recent videos, the recruiter explained the points candidates should straight up lie about in an interview and the reasoning behind them.
Dilbur started by sharing how individuals must stay far from three points while conversing with the recruiter. After that, she went into detail for every point. The first one is, "If you were leaving your job because you really dislike it, because you don't get along with your boss or colleagues, you're gonna lie about this." Every company wants an employee that is a team player and easy to work with. Such statements only prove that the candidate did not fit in with their past team and they have no reason to believe this would not be the case in their team as well. Instead, the recruiter wants candidates to say: "Things are going great, but I wanna take on bigger challenges."
Dilbur followed it up with the next tip. "The second thing that you're gonna lie about is why you want the job," she said. She along with every other recruiter knows that people take up jobs primarily for money and benefits. She warns the candidates against making up any unique answer relating to such reasons. It will straight away indicate to the employers that this is the primary thing the candidate is concerned about, which is not good for their pursuits. She suggested, "Instead, you were gonna tell them why you're passionate about the company's mission, why this job is your life's work, and you are just such a good fit for the culture at this company."
The last point the recruiter wanted candidates to focus on was, "When they ask you about your plans for the next five years, your plans are to be at that company." She added that even if it is a short-term prospect and individuals will leave the job the moment a better opportunity arises, they must still lie. The recruiter explained that the companies want "top talent that is going to stay and grow with them. And if you come into an interview and communicate that your current job's not going well, you're just really in it for the money and you don't really plan on staying long term, you are none of those things."
Recruiters must find candidates appealing. Therefore, candidates must stand apart from the crowd with their answers. They should employ critical thinking and not give responses that make them an untrustworthy commodity. Hence, they must keep these points in mind while getting interviewed for a job.
The comment section agreed with these points and some also believed this is common knowledge. @anomalyfriend agreed with the points and wrote, "Wow, are people not lying about this? I feel like this is common sense..." @youyyy15 wrote how lying has become a necessity, "Lying is an executive function skill. Knowing when and how to lie is essential to survive our current hellscape."