Spotting the Candidates Lies

Candidates may not be totally honest in their CVs or during the interviews. Some may inadvertently mislead to make a better impression during the meeting. In any case, in the fight to stand apart among the contenders, a few up-and-comers take it far and fudge reality. The most well-known things applicants lie about are the motivations behind why they left their previous jobs, their pay, ability level, job experience and so forth.

In the event that a candidate appears to be unrealistic, it better investing some additional energy prior to extending them an employment opportunity. So how to let know if a candidate is lying or not? In this article, we will examine both the ways of recognizing a lie during the screening system and as of now face to face during the meeting.

Detecting a lie during the screening process:

  • Actually look at the dates and months of their past jobs. Check whether they add up and check whether there are any unexplained gaps in the CV. On the off chance that you find a gap, try to get some information about it during the meeting.
  • Ensure the work title conforms to the obligations. Work titles reflect what the individual does at work, so assuming there are a few obligations that appear to be odd or awkward for a specific position, it ought to caution a recruiter that the candidate might be lying about their experience. This might sound self-evident, yet twofold checking position titles and obligations are helpful.
  • Check the candidates LinkedIn account. As you do as such, you will check whether the work they notice in their profile is similar they are applying to as a truly amazing job. In the event that they don’t coordinate, inquire as to why and regardless of whether they refreshed their profile.
  • Search for past CV variants. Assuming you have a few questions with respect to the candidate and you’ve previously reached them previously, check whether you have more seasoned renditions of their CV. This way you can detect any irregularities in the new CV.

Analyze Body Language:

It’s difficult to precisely decipher non-verbal communication, as it might get very precarious and just imply that the applicant is feeling anxious during the meeting. Be that as it may, you can in any case notice micro expressions, which typically incorporate expanded squinting, an overstated grin, strangely high or low degrees of eye to eye connection, and long stops prior to talking.

The feeling of dread toward being trapped in completely false can be seen through eyebrows that are drawn together or marginally erupted nostrils. All things considered, you shouldn’t rapidly rush to make judgment calls; it’s smarter to involve micro expressions as a sign to test further.

Notice the Speech Pattern:

A candidates responses to the inquiries the recruiters pose may likewise give traces of an untruth. On the off chance that the candidate utilizes outright terms like ‘never’ or ‘consistently’ or varieties of the expression ‘trust me’, this is a warning that something isn’t correct.

Signs that the candidate utilized misleading insights regarding their work experience:

In the event that you pose a particular inquiry and a candidate’s reaction is irrelevant or endless, it’s an immediate sign to the recruiter that the candidate might be not ready for the meeting or lying about something. At the point when the applicant is finished answering your inquiry, attempt to cause them to represent longer and request that they speak for longer, give more details. This is particularly valuable when you need to get familiar with a problematic assertion on their CV.

Obviously, the candidate might have previously pre-arranged replies to every conceivable inquiry and learned them in advance, be that as it may, nobody can be over-ready. So ensure you pose extra inquiries, as it would be ideal when there is a vulnerability of some sort.

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With an overall experience of  more that 7 years, Akshay Moon is someone who specializes in content marketing and has always managed to create quality content. He is currently working with Rezoomex as a Digital Marketing Executive.

Passionate about sports, particularly obsessed with cricket, anything related to the game is enough to attract Akshay’s attention.


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