Do job interviewers lie?
Almost every job seeker has to give untrue information on their CVs to increase their chances of getting the job and be perceived as the best fit for the job.
Unfortunately, while the candidates try to give their best, giving suitable answers to the top 63 most asked interview questions, there are more things than the qualifications and questions.
Interviewers also lie about their intentions by diplomatically crafting their responses to your performance during a job interview.
According to Jobcluster, sometimes you need to recognize some of their lies so that you don’t end up in a situation you won’t like.
7 Well Crafted Lies Interviewers Tell Job Candidates
These are the seven common lies that you will usually find job interviewers telling.
“We will call you and get back to you in some time.”
For job seekers, this statement is like a red flag.
According to the experience of most of the job candidates, “Getting back to you”, most of the time means that somewhere the interviewer is not exactly impressed and is considering you as an option in case they do not find the best candidate.
Keeping expectations from such an interview might not be a good idea.
“We are impressed but we still need to interview more people.”
If they are really so impressed, then why are they informing you that they need to interview more people? In a way, they are hinting you that it may not just work out.
When interviewers say that, it means that they find you a potential candidate but they are not entirely satisfied and are looking for a better candidate.
“You are good and we will consider you, if not for this then for some other project.”
Face it; you are most probably not going to be considered for any other project. Interviewers just tell this lie as they find it as a much easier way to get out of the situation without telling you a direct ‘No’.
Also, if in certain cases they do call you for another project, it might not be satisfying or up to your expectation.
“We will give you salary considering your work experience.”
Undoubtedly experience counts but the salary is not always based on that.
Before recruiting, the company has a pre-decided salary package, in case the interviewer cities your experience as a reason for lower salary package, make sure you are well researched about the position and the salary package so that you are not fooled and can negotiate well.
“We are still thinking about the offering salary, we will let you know once it is fixed.”
There is no way an interview can happen without actually fixing the salary for the position.
Related: How to answer interview questions about salary
So, if the interviewer tells you this, then there is something definitely wrong. Chances are there that you might get pinned for a job that offers less than deserving.
“You would find a great working atmosphere sans any politics.”
You are definitely not a child to fall for this line. Where there is competition there is bound to be politics, you cannot escape that.
Every interviewer would like to portray the company in a better and good way but you should be smart enough to figure out the truth.
“We offer many benefits to our employees.”
Don’t just take the words. It may seem nice and reassuring but without the exact details, you never know.
Benefits are offered, but the details would do a lot better than the words. Ensure your research or ask about it.
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