Fake on a new job

If you want to be seen as a superstar, start playing the role. The strategy: volunteer for a new leadership position, especially one you may be underqualified for, says career coach Dr Gina Bellavia. “It’s like giving yourself that extra push and saying, ‘I can do this’,” she says. You’ll learn new skills and maybe excel in your new position. If you fail, you’ll be more ready next time.

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Bluff your way to a better job

Be a phoney. It's the shortcut to success – if you fake it the right way. Here's how.

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  1. Jesus H. Crackers05:33am Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What about all of the people with real skills that can't get a job? 3 weeks of paycheck is better than none.

  2. AL07:20am Tuesday 21st August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    friend faked his way into a job by answering all questions with confidence. Started doing the hands-on part a day after with as a technician where they had to repair units with 3 days turnaround time. boy, he was struggling because he had no knowledge about the product. Sadly, he was terminated 3 weeks later.

  3. Alyeria02:24pm Monday 20th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Pfft, what a lame article. As if trying to fake skills you don't have is going to get you a better job. And giving yourself 'ambitious' deadlines is just setting yourself up for failure. Better to actually do a good job than trying to fake it.

  4. Mona01:37pm Monday 20th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    W~T~F is a "career coach"? Someone who can't get a real job themselves...