Posted on 9 June 2008

Don’t Be A Know-It-All

A provocative post about Helicopter Parenting on Modite this morning reminded me of some advice I frequently give to job-seekers, but I don’t know that I’ve ever really mentioned it clearly here.

    Don’t lie. Admit when you don’t know something… but immediately prove to me that you can assemble the resources to get it figured out.

    This is the age of Google, not Brittanica.

    You don’t have to be a ‘Know It All’, but you should be a ‘Know How to Find-out It All’.

Funny thing is, like most “advice”, it sounds pretty plain and, well my millenial little sister would simply reply with “duh…”

But maybe someone will take value from it. What do YOU think? Have you ever LIED in an interview?

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