When you’re in hot pursuit of a new candidate, it’s understandable to want to hold back (some) information. Short of telling any actual lies, you’re probably reluctant to reveal the absolute, entire, gory truth. Maybe the hiring manager is unusually tough, the workload is a ‘round the clock grind, or the candidate just isn’t the right fit.
But hey, it’s your job to sell the company and the role—and the last thing you want to do is scare the candidate away.
But the truth is that honesty, within reason, really is the better policy.