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Old 02-03-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: california
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You're right it isn't a requirement but it is sort of unwritten they typically do not even interview those without degrees. But they have in the past, it's just sort of a rarity. That is ,what makes me think that's why I got the interview, because the date was wrong.

Also I have heard of a girl who did in fact lie on her resume and she got the promotion and later they found out she didn't have a degree after checking up on her and she got fired. It was the same position. I am assuming it was because she purposely lied though. Which is why I really want to correct this ASAP because they will check, no doubt.
Then you already know what to do. Tell them you made a mistake. Assume you've lost the position and if they still want you to interview, then it will be a pleasant surprise. Good luck and I hope you report back to us what happened. Sideman was right on with his advice
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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Because having a College degree isn't a requirement for said position
If it was, I could see your point. But it's likely they won't even request any proof
Companies generally do not fire employees they like, only those they dislike
That's irrelevant, because false information was still put on an internal resume/application.

And the OP pointed out that though having a degree isn't necessarily a requirement, it was rare for people who get this position not to have one. That right there shows that having a degree in fact appears to be an important factor.

And companies will fire any employee whether they like them or not, if they violate certain codes of conduct. And fudging a resume is a huge one. The former co-worker I mentioned was well liked by her shift and supervisors/management.

I agree with what sideman says.

This may very well end up being no big deal at all. Fine, no big deal.

But as with anything important in life such as a job, always better to be safe than sorry. Always.
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