Wear a tie. Polish your shoes. Practice your lies.
An unexpected addition to the traditions of interview prep, but according to editor-in-chief of job board Workopolis Peter Harris, some professional fibs could actually help further your career.
From personal weaknesses to professional interests, these are the porkers that Harris shared with Business Insider.
Poker face required.
[Via: Business Insider]
Lie about your most recent jobs
"If you've worked somewhere for a very short period of time, or where it ended badly - leave it off. A résumé doesn't have to be a comprehensive list of everything you've done. It's a marketing tool for the job you want. So just list the relevant, positive experiences."
Say how great your former team were - even if they weren't
"You should tell every future employer how great the staff was at your previous job, and how it was a privilege to work with such great people. Anything else will make you sound like a complainer and potentially a problem personality yourself."
Lie about your old boss - even if they were the reason you left
"Say your old manager was a great leader and you learned a lot from them. Bad mouthing your old boss will have the potential new one wondering what you'll say about them next."
Lie about your hobbies
"Make sure they relate directly to the job or the culture of the company you are applying to. Does the company page include photos of the team on charity mountain bike rides? If so, your interests include mountain biking and charity fundraising."
Don't actually give your real "biggest weakness"
"Everyone lies when answering this question. That's how the game is played. You don't honestly say that your greatest weakness is inattention to detail or accepting feedback gracefully."