Important interview scheduled? Usually, the recruiter is sitting across from the candidate trying to determine whether or not the truth is being told.
Turn the tables.
If a Recruiter is credible (and smart), then you'll hear nothing but the truth, the whole truth, so help me God.
But I would guess that there's a few folks out there who aren't convinced.
If that's the case, here's 10 ways to tell if someone is lying to you (courtesy of Elisabeth Eaves, Fortune.com):
- Watch Body Language (sweating? fidgety?)
- Seek Detail (liars' stories often lack detail)
- Beware Unpleasantness (liars are less cooperative than truth-tellers)
- Observe Eye Contact (failure to do so is often a sign of deceit)
- Signs of Stress (Dilated pupils / rise in vocal pitch)
- Listen for the Pause (most people will take a second or two to collect their thoughts)
- Ask Again (Interrogators often ask suspects to repeat their stories)
- Beware Those Who Protest Too Much ("....to be honest....")
- Know Thyself (Liars succeed because listeners don't really want to know the truth)
- Work on Your Intuition (Good human lie detectors are likely to be good intuitive psychologists)
See the full list in slide show form HERE
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