I have been offered a job at a top 5 magic circle law firm based in London. I start on the 4th April 2011. A backgound check company is in the process of going through my work history, education, addresses I lived at etc.
Everything has panned out well except for one thing I lied on my CV and online background check appication that I was awarded a 2:1 for my degree.
Infact it was an unclassified.
The agency has confirmed that I was at the university on the dates stated but they need confirmation as to my degree. I have contacted my old university and they will be sending me a letter with confirmation of these details. I know what it’s going to say.
My question is how do i get myself out of this sticky situation? How do I explain this to the guy at the backgound agency? Yes I know it’s stupid for lying but I know I deserved that result but due to falling ill during the final year at university I didn’t get the full marks to get a degree.
Any advice will be appreciated.