People who have the ability to show their authentic self during job interviews more often than not make a good impression on the interviewer.
However, many people find job interviews intimidating. They are outside their comfort zone and have a tendency to act differently than they would in a normal setting.
In other words, many candidates tend to stray from their authentic self during job interviews. People often come off as too rehearsed, unnatural, and even seem like they are acting, or trying too hard to make a good impression. The result is a disconnect between the candidate and interviewer.
“People can tell if you aren’t being authentic, and that’s a turn-off. Cheesy, phony, fake, insincere, pretentious, disingenuous are just a few words we use to describe inauthentic people. Notice that none of them are a compliment!” says Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. on Psychology Today.
“Ultimately, people are attracted to authenticity. It makes us feel comfortable, safe, and respected. We want to be around and associated with authentic people,” he adds.
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