Why do jobs require me to lie about myself to get the job? I like to pretend I'm opposed to this on some kind of noble, moral ground as a crusader for honesty, but really I know that I'm just a shit salesman. I can't lie about myself because everyone is gonna sniff out those lies in a second. How do I get better at "selling" (lying about) myself and get a job?
Honesty about the system can net you some decent jobs and a good boss-employee relationship.
If the boss knows from the moment you step on to his office that you are an honest guy trying your best at life, he will most likely give you a chance to prove yourself. And if you are a decent man for the job he will have no reason to hire those 30 other applicants that speak 10 different languages and somehow helped build the moon lander.
a good lie is grounded in reality.
went to school for a shitty art degree? maybe it wasn't an art degree now...
did community service one night/ maybe it was for 3 months...
had a two week job as a waiter before rage quitting? maybe it was 6 months before moving on because you moved.
friend asked you to help move furniture in his office once? maybe you were the intern for 4 months.
heard about the program 'quickbooks' ? maybe you used it extensively at your last job.
Lol you're kidding right. I've been a boss/manager. My goal was to make your job easier because it correlates with my job being easier. The less you bitch and moan the less I hear about. The more production you do the better I look. It's about finding that middle ground for stable production and happy employees.
If your job is difficult then my job is too. No one wants that...