I graduated in 08 and have a gap on my CV from june - september 08.
Silly me thinks I can use a cover story of being abroad for 3 months (which my cousin did, not me). During that time I was unemployed but was very active playing a lot of cricket and football, here in England, I was not abroad. However I became paranoid that this would look bad, hence why I did it.
I’ve now come to realise this wasn’t a very good idea because I can’t prove being abroad and I don’t wish to lie any further.
During a background check this could be found out fairly easily I think, so what would the best course of action be? I plan on telling the HR staff the true story. Ive been truthful about everything else on my application (even failed university exams), retrospectively I don’t know why I made this story up, but I can’t change that now.
I don’t want to get a job and then face disciplinary action or even dismissal early on, it’s too hard a market for me to want to go through that.
Yes, very stupid, naive, I’m aware. But I’d appreciate some advice if possible. I realise there are worse things to fabricate but I don’t want this hanging over my head now.