Candidate psychology may not be a common topic, but it is a good one to think on. Candidates need work, and a resume and interview are paths to it. They also could be paths to failure. Everyone faces temptation to embellish or just plain falsify their resume and then back that up with words in the interview. Many people will ignore those voices and list the truth, and then, tell the truth. Most will succumb to temptation. Which person has the strength of character that you want in your company?
However, which will be more impressive? The liar will have a better story and catch your attention as the lie is more impressive. If we are working for you, we will find the truth and give you that data to kill our own candidate. Through extra and hard work we will also identify those who told a true if not so glamour story. The more data we dig up on these people the more you will like them. They are the right hire, and we will thus protect you from the fancy stories of the liars.
Candidate Psychology Determines a Ton
Take note that even the little lie from candidates tells a lot. He or she who succumbs to temptation a little to get a job, will succumb to yet bigger temptations to take what they should not from your business or cover up that which you should know.
Those who stand up under pressure will not falsify sales forecasts or corruptly work against your best interests for their own. They will work to do real things just as they told you real stories. They will pile up real accomplishments instead of lame excuses. A better day can be had when we commit to knowing who really is the best candidate instead of letting candidates fool you.