A woman went viral on TikTok after encouraging people to lie about a certain question during a job interview.
User Tashe Gray (@tashe_gray) typically posts content about giving life advice, ranging from exercise and mental health to jobs and careers. During a 30-second clip posted on Aug. 29, she offers a word of advice to her job candidates: lie when it comes to a certain question.
Gray revealed the interview question is revealed in the text overlay: “job interview tips: tell me about an obstacle that you faced and how you overcame the obstacle?”
“When an employer asks, ‘what’s an obstacle you have faced and what you did to overcome it?’ You could tell the truth or you could just lie,” Gray says, starting off the video.
Gray emphasizes that you should “just lie” because “there’s no way for them to verify the story at all.” She provides tips on how to make the lie believable starting with making the lie “as juicy as possible” and that it has to be interesting.
The second tip is to “speak clearly” and “don’t stumble” because “you’re going to need to know the words that you’re going to speak before you speak them.”
The video amassed 1.3 million views as of Sunday, with many agreeing with what Gray said and offering their own examples of using this method.
Watch the video below: