When delivering a speech or presentation it is crucial that you know your audience; who they are; what they want; what makes them tick. You must understand your audience by identifying their objectives, areas of interest, and their reasons for wanting to hear you.
If you lie in your job application then you may not only have lost a valuable job opportunity but you might also end up with a criminal conviction and all the unpleasant consequences that go with that. The answer is simple; don’t become a career criminal by lying in your job application.
There have been several high profile cases in the UK featuring the offence of perverting the course of justice. Chris Huhne, the former Liberal Democrat MP and cabinet minister, was sentenced to 8 months in prison after being found guilty of this offence.
Recently I interviewed Janet Ching, an in-house solicitor in the city of London who specialises in maritime law and insurance. We chatted about her time working and living in China. I wanted to get a firsthand account of what it is really like working and living in China.