I'm just like Yahoo's ex-CEO.
May 14, 2012 8:28 AM Subscribe
I have attended college but did not graduate. I just told an interviewer that I did. What should I do?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The job is for a data entry position. Like all office jobs, it states that it requires a degree. I chose to ignore this because I fit all of the other specifications. I wrote on my resume that I attended a school during a span of years, but did not say that I graduated.
When I got the call back for a phone interview, I figured they saw that and it wasn't a dealbreaker. However, when they asked me if I had graduated in the last year I got the "deer in the headlights" reaction and said yes.
I have freelance work in addition to this, so I am not that worried about this job becoming a resume stain in case I work there for a while and then am exposed as a fraud. I just want to have a gig with benefits.
Also, this was a job referral from someone I know. Not a close friend, but I'd rather they not have to take any heat from my actions.
So, what do I do? Do I email the person I spoke with? Do I hand-wave it in a subsequent interview? Do I say nothing and stick to my story? How do I finesse this?