However it is foolish to pretend to have qualifications that can be easily checked or to falsely claim to have the skills … It is a very bad approach to win a job. Let me tell you a story. Instead of “white lie”, use “honesty” this will increase your sucess chances slightly. There was an employee … There are no rules of the game although Gould suggests that if a white lie requires additional white lies or hinders the expression of your personal needs then you should tell the truth.

I suspect that everyone's CV is not the absolute truth. Admitting in the interview that you've told white lies and giving an example is not necessarily a bad thing (no dear, that dress doesn't make you look fat :). She suggests delivering honesty “with a side of gentleness.” Here are three examples of when you should tell the truth; avoid the temptation to lie. OK but not ideal. Yes. White lie is like jumping off plane without parachute. Everybody tells little white lies and there are often good reasons for them.