i have successfully interviewed at an asset management firm and have gotten a job offer and start date.
except there is one problem, my CV states i got a 2:1, i did not, i got a 2:2 - and they are asking for certificates on my first day
now i know what i did was plain wrong and not smart, but hear me out, the simple reason why i put a 2:1 on my CV is simply to get interview experience, with a 2:2 i dont even get a second look - i figured that eventually when i did get an interview based on my real grades i would have some solid interview experience to perform well
my dilemma comes from the fact that this is such a great opportunity i am loathed to give it up.
i performed really well on my interview and the feedback i got was they were very impressed - they also offered me a pretty generous wage, so i know they like me.
i also know that the one of the strongest factors in getting the job was based on previous experience - not my degree which they hardly asked me about, if at all, therefore in one sense it feels like it was less of a deception.
however having said that i am not comfortable with lying or deceiving, i dont mean to sound arrogant but i have excelled in my current job and i know i can do well in this new job.
can anyone please advice on a way to handle this or the sensible thing to do?
one of the options i am considering is to tell my recruitment agent the truth and see if the company still want me, however i still feel a little uncomfortable with this, any ideas, i have been stressing about this for a week and cant think about anything else!!