"I graduated top of my class and am very proud of my accomplishments during University. The experience taught me to study hard and set goals for myself."
"Definitely! I studied hard in school and averaged a 3.5 GPA in undergraduate and graduate school."
Are you satisfied with your GPA or would you change it if you could? Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary experience.
If you were satisfied with your post-secondary experience: "I graduated top of my class and am very proud of my accomplishments during University. The experience taught me to study hard and set goals for myself."
If you were not satisfied with your post-secondary experience: "I feel that my GPA could have been higher; however, I was working full time while attending classes. All in all, I did learn a lot about discipline and commitment."
"I was terminated from my last position due to my inability to relocate to the new plant that my company was opening. It was unfortunate but I am confident that I will find the right fit again shortly. Despite my termination, I am able to provide you with strong work references."
"The company I last worked for was merged with another organization and my department was laid off."
Being terminated does not have to be an embarrassing or shameful thing. Be open and honest with the interviewer regarding your dismissal. Be sure to let the interviewer know that you can provide positive references despite a previous termination.