I have accepted offer to start work with PwC in the tax department late in 2012 and am really excited about the opportunity. I was lucky to also have had an offer from EY but choose PwC for several reasons!
However, I am a bit concerned with one part of the after-acceptance vetting process. I filled out my application as accurately and honestly as possible (all dates, marks, work experience spot on), but had a gap on my CV of a few months last year which PwC questioned. I see myself generally as an honest and morale person with principles but for some reason, but under the fear of this ruling me out of the process completely, I told PwC I used this time to travel abroad when in fact I hadn’t (although if I had of had the money I may have!). Instead I was at home in the UK planning my next moves and taking time out.
I am concerned that this stupid error of judgement will come to light during the background check process and would cost me the job. Am I worrying unnecessarily? Do PwC photocopy your passport when you start working with them? Would they be likely to check up on this (it was only 3 months, not a year or anything)
Note to self - honesty the best policy, always.