Being True To Yourself In Job Interviews

Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away. – Ismail Haniyeh
Over the past few months, I have realized that I am getting worse and worse at falsifying my intentions in any way.

It just doesn’t feel good when I am not being true to myself.

I have been going to job interviews galore for the past few months and a lot of them have seen my blog.

In my blog, I passionately talk about travel and yoga and spirituality.
A lot of times, intelligent interviewers have come back to me and asked me what my intentions are with regards to travel in the future. I could lie to them and say that I am never planning to travel ever again, but of course, that is just bad karma in every way. I decided to be outright with that and other questions. I am definitely interested in long-term travel, but for the moment, I am interested in building a foundation which I can only do if I stay in Toronto for the next few years.
Honesty is so refreshing, not just for myself, but for the interviewer. Instead of beating around the bush and disturbing myself, I made myself feel better by being honest about the situation. And because of my honesty, the interviewer felt gratified and felt more of a connection to me. At least, it seemed so.

The interesting thing is that the job I finally ended up taking was with the interviewer with whom I had been the most honest.

She was the only one who was smart enough to see that I liked travel. She asked me outright,’You obviously love to travel. When are you planning to leave to go travel again?’ I loved it! Fresh honesty and intelligence.
I answered honestly. ‘I don’t have the funds at the moment for travel. I want to build a foundation at the moment. Build something so that I have a solid base to come back to. It will be at least another five years before I leave again.’
I am going to start my job with this company soon, and I look forward to building my relationship with the people with whom honesty works! They knew the truth about my love for travel and still hired me knowing it. I feel privileged and excited to work with people as such.

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