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Old 11-11-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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I live in the USA and moved here from abroad. I only recently got eligibility to work and so i have never had a job in the USA. The last thing i did in my country of origin before i moved here was a few weeks admin work experience unpaid.

I graduated almost a year ago and i think due to no work experience i have had no luck in that time getting an admin position. After a while i thought my only hope was to change the few weeks to a longer period and changed it to 2 years on my resume and started getting more calls back.

I have this one company (just a family run small business), offer me a job with them and they asked for work experience. I put that job on there but never put a number seems i didn't think they would call overseas. I did say yes to may we contact this employer though, but never thought they would seems they told me they don't call overseas.

So the background check company they hired called me yesterday to say they couldn't call the company as it was overseas but they emailed them and are waiting to hear back.

I know what i did was wrong, but i was desperate to get a job and i am not sure whether i should just pray they don't get back (or do respond back but say they have no record of me being there), as that is better than them coming back and straight up saying i only worked there a few weeks. Does anyone have good suggestions of what the best thing is i should do?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Look for another job?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Thats a tough one. If you are here legally and allowed to work you may wish to tell them what you did and why. Hopefully they will let this pass and then your job will be to prove they made the right judgement call.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I don't know that there is anything that you can do. If I were a hiring manager, I would not hire you when I found out about the lie.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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Yes i am wondering whether to come clean now or just hope it doesn't come back with the short period i worked there. I am not sure what they will do if they have no record of me working there. I don't believe the place i did work experience keeps files on people who did work experience there.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I am not sure what they will do if they have no record of me working there.
They will not hire you, as you are not trustworthy.
Lying is not a good thing !
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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Yes i am wondering whether to come clean now or just hope it doesn't come back with the short period i worked there. I am not sure what they will do if they have no record of me working there. I don't believe the place i did work experience keeps files on people who did work experience there.
honestly you should come clean. As a hiring manager myself i would be pretty upset to find out something like that for a potential employee that was just made an offer. At least if you admit it they can decide if they want to give you the chance anyway.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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I believe that if you only interned at the company for a couple weeks unpaid they may not even keep ur record on file. Your "fib" is already done and over. I do not believe telling the truth now has any purpose other than making yourself look like an @ss. It.s not like you said you were a CEO!.
Put some volunteering or classes on your resume to fill gaps, and don.t stretch the truth SO much ever again!
Lesson learned, keep applying (somewhere else...)
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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I live in the USA and moved here from abroad. I only recently got eligibility to work and so i have never had a job in the USA. The last thing i did in my country of origin before i moved here was a few weeks admin work experience unpaid.

I graduated almost a year ago and i think due to no work experience i have had no luck in that time getting an admin position. After a while i thought my only hope was to change the few weeks to a longer period and changed it to 2 years on my resume and started getting more calls back.

I have this one company (just a family run small business), offer me a job with them and they asked for work experience. I put that job on there but never put a number seems i didn't think they would call overseas. I did say yes to may we contact this employer though, but never thought they would seems they told me they don't call overseas.

So the background check company they hired called me yesterday to say they couldn't call the company as it was overseas but they emailed them and are waiting to hear back.

I know what i did was wrong, but i was desperate to get a job and i am not sure whether i should just pray they don't get back (or do respond back but say they have no record of me being there), as that is better than them coming back and straight up saying i only worked there a few weeks. Does anyone have good suggestions of what the best thing is i should do?

Look for another job and do not lie on any future job applications.
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