Thoughts on The Muse’s “Should You Tell Interviewers the Truth—or What They Want to Hear?”

I read the captioned article with interest. Sometimes, telling the interviewer what they want to hear is the start of a lousy job.

I once applied for an internship which required that I answer two questions, one being its mission statement. I wrote the firm’s mission statement (which is a fishy requirement in my opinion) in my own words, and I was rejected. Then I applied again by copying it word for word, and I got an offer which, after getting more advice, I turned down confidently.

More on this later…