I have worked in pharmaceutical sales for the last 24 years 22 with the same company and was downsized. I have interviewed with a company and the have sent me a pre-employment consent form. On my resume I said I have a bachelors degree . But I have only completed 3 years of university. I do have a year dipolma from a business school as well. Usallly I am up front in an interview but was not asked any question about my University. I looked at the job requirements again and it says a university degree is required. My question to you is should I phone the H R person and tell the my situation. If yes should i tell him i will finish my degree at night or online to meet the requirements?
Why, oh, why did you state on your resume that you had a degree when you didn’t? What good can possibly come of that?
Honestly, I think you’ve probably blown your chance at this job–most everyone does background checks and verifying degrees is pretty standard. By all means, call and confess and offer to finish, but I doubt it will do any good.
Sorry to be so pessimistic, it’s just that having a big lie like that on your resume isn’t accidental, so now I can’t trust anything you’ve said.
With that much experience in pharmaceutical sales finding a new job shouldn’t be difficult. Most require a degree, but I bet a lot of companies would be willing to waive that requirement since you have so much experience.
And if you can go back to school and finish the degree, do that.
And update your resume and put that you attended school not that you graduated. You don’t have to worry about things when you stick to the truth.