Be Honest in Job Interviews. There is a difference between telling a story highlighting the positive to make you soundbetter and lying to the interviewer. It is rare for a company to not conduct referencecheck these days so don’t say anything that can not be verified by your boss or otherreferences that you provide.
There are many ways to get into trouble during an interview and lying is the most severe.
Common fibs that are told include educational degrees that you do not hold, saying thatyou are a manager when really you are a team lead and taking credit for a project that wascompleted by a coworker. All of these things can make you sound good at the time of theinterview, but what if the interviewer talks to your boss about the stellar project you ranfor the company when it really wasn’t you. Your boss is not going to lie for you and ifyou were in the running for the job, you won’t be anymore.
The best way to handle these scenarios is to tell the truth but put you in the best light.
Maybe you were a part of the project, instead tell the interviewer the part you played andshare the success of the project as a whole. An employee that can recognize and share inthe success in others is preferable to one who doesn’t tell the truth or wants all of thecredit for themselves.
This does not mean that you have to share all anything that doesn’t put you in a positiveposition though. The key is to be honest and only bring up examples that are going tohighlight your talents and work history in the best possible way. Don’t claim or stateanything that cannot be backed up by your references.