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  How Much Should You Tell During the Interview  
It can be difficult to know what to say during an interview or how much information you should provide. It is very easy to provide more information than is necessary when you are anxious to be hired for a job. Some applicants make the mistake of thinking the more information they provide the better their chances are of being chosen but the truth is sometimes you can provide too much information, which can cast a negative light on you. There is some information that just doesn’t need to be provided—you only need to provide information that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying.

How do you know what to reveal? The best rule of thumb is to only answer direct questions and only provide information that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying. If you were terminated from a previous job and the interviewer doesn’t ask about it, you are under no obligation to provide that information. In most cases, the interviewer is only going to be interested in experience that relates to the job for which you are applying unless the position in question was your last one. In that case, do not reveal more information than the interviewer asks. With employers today refusing for the most part to provide any information other than the job title and the dates of your employment, the less you say the better. In fact, many companies are utilized third party agencies to provide job verifications, so most companies are not checking references like they used to do.

Many things that people used to reveal at interviews have been stopped under the discrimination law. For instance, employers are no longer allowed to ask your age or marital status during the interview. Of course, once you are hired these things will be important for insurance purposes. Employers are also not allowed to ask about children or childcare arrangements because in the past women with children were often denied employment because of concerns about who was caring for the children of the employee and who would care for them on holidays. Of course, some may still ask but you are under no obligation to discuss your family arrangements unless they are needed for insurance purposes after you are hired. The more information you reveal the more reasons you give a prospective employer to eliminate your name from qualified applicants.