There are many things you should not lie about, one of them being your GPA. Your employers can easily access your university records and request transcripts. Therefore, be upfront about your score.
Whether you are fresh off the boat or a candidate with moderate experience or a highly qualified and experienced manager, the one thing you may relate to immediately is what you undergo at interviews. No one, I mean, no one is completely honest at interviews, let's face it. Some lie out of sheer ignorance, some fear that the employer may misunderstand if you answer truthfully. Then there are others who are desperate for the job, and there are those who wish to hide their past experiences.
It is hard to believe how creatively and conveniently people lie to get their hands on that coveted job. Saying something on the outside and camouflaging your real intentions can seem outrageously hilarious from a neutral perspective. You would be enchanted to know the lies people spout in interviews and what they mean. The paragraphs below incorporate a list of the actual hidden meanings of interview answers.
What you say: I worked for XYZ Corp from 2010 to 2011.
What you mean: Actually, I worked from December 2010 to February 2011, just 3 months.
What you say
: I was responsible for 90% of the sales in my previous company.What you mean
: Actually my colleague was, but you don't really need to know that.
What you say: My salary was USD 70,000.
What you mean: It doesn't matter that more than half of the salary was cut and I received peanuts in-hand.
What you say: I have a B.S. in Electronics from Meryton Institute of Technology.
What you mean: There is no Meryton Institute of Technology ... God ... I hope you don't realize that. Thankfully, I've got a phony reference.
What you say: I 'm proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
What you mean: I've photoshopped my friend's pictures from the outing, that's about it.
What you say: You can have a look at my references.
What you mean: Thank god for my roommate who wrote them for me.
What you say: I'm great at my job.
What you mean: That's what my friends told me. My employers were least bothered.
What you say: I'm a good communicator.
What you mean: I communicate brilliantly with all my ex-girlfriends.
What you say
: I am here to learn.What you mean
: I just want your money.
What you say: I want to work here because this company has a brilliant financial strategy.
What you mean: To be honest, it's close to my place, that's it.
What you say: The salary is not important, the work is.
What you mean: Are you crazy enough to believe me? Of course, money is important.
What you say: The long commute each way won't be a problem.
What you mean: How the hell am I going to travel so much?
What you say
: I see myself as an executive in 5 years.What you mean
: I don't, for the life of me know what an executive does.
What you say: That's alright, it's a new opportunity for me.
What you mean: The hell it is ... I am overqualified for this job.
What you say: My previous employer was very encouraging.
What you mean: Actually he sucked. I have a feeling you are the same too.
What you say: It's not a gap, I was a temporary care-giver.
What you mean: I was just enjoying unemployment.
What you say: I am not afraid to take risks.
What you mean: Is there any mundane position open for me?
What you say: I would work here even if my family had not been rich.
What you mean: Why the hell would I work if my family had money? How can you be dumb enough to ask me this question?
What you say: I am a computer expert.
What you mean: Yeah, I am good at Microsoft Office.
What you say: I am passionate about the software industry.
What you mean: I am passionate about the fat salaries this industry offers.
What you say: I have no family commitments.
What you mean: I am marrying my boyfriend next year, come what may.
What you say: I want to help the company grow.
What you mean: What do I care? Just give me the job.
What you say
: I was not fired, I quit.What you mean
: I was actually fired, and that is really none of your concern.
What you say: I really researched the company.
What you mean: My friend mentioned a couple of lines about it.
What you say: I never procrastinate. Work needs to be done on time.
What you mean: Just hand me the job, I'll decide when to do it.
What you say: Relocating shouldn't be an issue.
What you mean: Yeah, as long as you pay my bills.
What you say: I am very interested in your new project.
What you mean: I have no idea what you are talking about.
What you say: I will not let you down.
What you mean: Sure I won't. Just make sure you pay me sufficiently to keep me charged up.
What you say: I ... mmhm ... yeah ... mmhm ...
What you mean: What??????
What you say: I am a fast learner.
What you mean: As long as I have Google, everything's cool.
What you say: I am excellent at multitasking.
What you mean: I am excellent at being on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more all at the same time.
What you say: I'm a people person.
What you mean: I hate everyone.
What you say: It was an honor to have you interview me.
What you mean: It was bloody boring. I can't wait to get back home.
While the list above may have encompassed several of the common lies at interviews, you need to understand that a lie is eventually unearthed. And, if your employer is already aware of the gimmicks that people normally use at interviews, you are going to be in a rather big soup. So, avoid lying; whatever the situation, be upfront about it, and honestly assure your employer that you will do your best (even though you may be working for the money - wink!).