Congressional nomination interview!!!!!!!

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  1. eagle125

    eagle125 New Member

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    So I just had my interview and one of the questions they asked was if I've ever cheated on a test. I said yes because I have and I felt guilty so I confessed and ended up with a bad grade but I learned my lesson. I'm so mad at myself and feel like I should've said no.. Did I pretty much ruin my chances of getting a nomination


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  2. Runner2020

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    You were honest, and I think they'll appreciate that more then having found out later you lied about it. Admitting a mistake you've done in the past, but learned from, shows your current integrity and character.

    +1 for telling the truth. It can be difficult, especially in that setting. It'll be up to the interviewers for how they approach it. A lot of that will depend on how you addressed the mistake you made, ie. not making excuses vs. accepting responsibility for your actions.
     
  3. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    If it's on your school record, they could easily find out anyway - what would it serve you to lie?

    Stand up straight, admit your indiscretion, move along.

    Had you lied about cheating, you would have had to live with both on your conscience. This way, you're clean.
     
  4. USMC_Ordie

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    Yeah, fess up to it now. You're young, and doing things young people do.

    Once the fbi starts talking to teachers for security clearances, things may not jive.

    The truth is the easiest thing to remember

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  5. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Lying to cover dishonesty rarely works in the long run. Also, often times it is the cover-up that destroys more than the original action.

    I would not want a candidate who lied to hide their own shortcomings.
     

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