Halachos of Interviews
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- Based on a precedent set by Rav Moshe Feinstein, a prospective employee is required to reveal all relevant information that a interviewer would not inquire about due to reasonable mistaken assumptions, otherwise there is an issue of genevat daat (deceptive behavior).
- See Perfecting one's Middot#Humility about the prohibition of flaunting one's good qualities.
- It is forbidden to make oneself look younger than one really is for a date, job, or other age-restricted pursuit. One must not allow others to believe that one is a bigger scholar than one really is. This halacha is contributed from Pa'ot Hashulchani.
Overstating a Positive Quality
orchot tzadikim shaar anava
Understating or Omitting a Negative Quality
Wearing a Kippah
Taking an Interview on Shabbat
- Igrot Moshe, Yore Deah, volume 1, Simanim 30-31
- Sefer Chassidim 379.
- Yerushalmi Makkot 2:6.