I would definitely encourage you not to follow the advice I was given as a young professional, “Fake it ’til you make it!”
When I was venturing off into the professional world 15 years ago, folks older than me were giving that advice out like affluent neighborhoods give out the high quality candy like Snicker bars, bags of Skittles and Peanut M&Ms on Halloween. And I’m not talking about the fun size versions either. At every turn I heard, “Fake ’til you make it!”
And apparently I wasn’t the only one. That is evident by the number of articles written about coaches and business executives falsifying information on their resumes. (Google it!)
Let me provide two valuable pieces of information as it relates to being prepared for your first job interview. Follow my advice and you will be guaranteed to make a splash and be talked about for years to come.