V.Raghunathan
Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Tajsateesh
Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Nashbramhall
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Aussiejohn
Trainer
NehaSonu
Human Resource Manager
Anonymous107
Pg Student
+4 Others

Thread Started by #anonymous107

Hello, currently i am pursuing my MBA in marketing last sem, i hv completed BE(mech) and also have work ex in automobile ancillary firm of 19 months, i hv got placed in MNC while pursuing MBA, their criteria was 60% throughout and i hv 58% in 12th which i lied about on my resume that i have 60% and i got selected, i have to join company within a weeks time, what do i do now? is my 12th std marks are still important?? as i hv successfully completed BE with distinction and i hv first class in MBA till now plus work ex of 19 months?
PLS Suggest me the course of action
19th February 2015 From India, Amravati
Hi, Please inform to MNC firm about these. If they will do Back ground verification in future than might be your employment would face some problem. Regards, Ashish
19th February 2015 From India, Pune
yeah, i was also thinking of doing same. bt i m just concerned abt the consequences of doing that, does my HSC percentage really matters now?
19th February 2015 From India, Amravati
If you have lied about it, it certainly matters. "Once a liar always a liar", is the perception the company will have. If you do not admit and apologise at this stage, the company may think that you are a pathological liar when they catch you.
19th February 2015 From United Kingdom
Hi Anonymous, By apologizing now you stand a chance to clear what could become a nagging future worry. There is also, as others have said, a danger of being rejected later. V.Raghunathan
19th February 2015 From India
Hi Anonymous, You can write an apology mail to the HR of company & also remember to state that you were eagerly waiting for this firm to work with. Hope they will consider your Candidature.
Wish you luck!
20th February 2015 From India, Delhi
you have undone your chances by telling lies. Multinationals have a process of verification even after joining and you can assume that you will get caught eventually. Never tell lies on paper at least! Good luck to you.
20th February 2015 From India, Pune
Hello Anonymous107,

While concurring with the other members, let me put the options you have very clearly & succinctly.

Option #1: Forget about what you did & go ahead and join this MNC. The Best-case-Scenario would be that you will never get caught & all's rosy for your career. The Worst-case-Scenario would be: You will get caught during the Background Verification & thrown out--IF & WHEN it is done [meaning you will be working with a sword over your head all the time].

Option #2: Admit what you did....maybe saying due to some friend's lousy suggestion....to the HR of the MNC. The Best-case-Scenario: The MNC would admire your action & still go ahead with the Offer & you can join after completing your MBA. The Worst-case-Scenario: The MNC would withdraw the Offer & you will have to lookout for a new job--with a Company where % is not very critical & MORE importantly, you don't have to keep looking back all thru your career.

I don't think you have any III option.

Now the choice is your's--since it's YOUR life & career.

And in case you intend to go for the II Option, suggest FIRST inform the HR verbally & offer to give in writing IF needed. Going directly for a written letter/mail MAY NOT be to your advantage.

All the Best.

Rgds,

ST
20th February 2015 From India, Hyderabad
Personally talk to HR and give them an apology letter if they ask.Probably you could also say that I was so impressed by name and fame of the MNC, I made this error.Ask for them to overlook this slip from your side.
21st February 2015 From India, Pune
I agree with the comments that have been made here in regard to dishonesty, and the need to rectify that problem.
However, can someone help me out here?
What relevance is this 12 Std? If my google search is correct, then this the final year of secondary school in India.
The OP has gone on to higher study at University with apparently excellent results. Surely that trumps anything done as a child at school??
Why would any employer be interested in something done at secondary school?
Why would you waste time even putting that on a resume?
As I have pointed out many many times here on CiteHR, successful employees are chosen on their ability to DO THE JOB, not on vague and useless measures such as secondary school results. That defies logic!!
I was an abject failure at mathematics in school. I got 24% in my final exam. Yet, I have completed 47 years of successful employment using mathematics in various aspects of all my jobs.
23rd February 2015 From Australia, Melbourne
Dear Mr Aussie John ,

You have raised a very valid point. Your posting, narrating your own success story in the aftermath of a small set back that happened decades ago, makes an inspiring reading. As you rightly pointed out, logically the current performance should count and not what happened in the distant past. After all, everyone is provided with opportunities of continuous learning. While a smart person changes and improves, the others continue to do what they have been doing and also continue to be what they are. The recruiters and candidates are no exception.

Then what is the rationale behind fixing a percentage as the cut off score? This according to me is to ensure that the candidate is a consistent performer. Much weightage is given for consistency in some organizations. Unfortunately they fail to recognize that failure sometimes produces a stronger resolve in many to perform better. In the process they do miss out on recruiting good candidates!

So then what goes through the recruiter’s mind? A reason that comes to my mind is an easier ‘rejection’ in the application processing stage. Perhaps you are aware that competition is very severe in India. You advertise for one vacancy and soon you would find yourself sitting on a pile of applications. The perplexed recruiter has to begin somewhere and so a set of rules are created to commence the rejection process to short list the number of candidates!

V.Raghunathan
23rd February 2015 From India
I agree with the sentiments expressed by Aussiejohn. There are late developers and also many family circumstances that can cause people not doing well in their Secondary School or Pre University Course exams and do very well in their degrees and post-degree courses. I also know of people who did not gain First Class degrees but have gone on to become successful managers in large organisations; also those who got first class degrees have not been very successful in their chosen fields at work.
The main question here is one of falsifying the record by telling a lie. That's not a good start for any aspirant to a job. I stand to be corrected.
23rd February 2015 From United Kingdom
You have proved yourself without a doubt by passing an Engineering Degree with distinction. If you had lied and failed, that would have been worse.
You made a mistake, but more than made up for it by successfully completing an incredibly difficult degree.
I do not know why a company would be interested in your last year of school marks. They have no relevance once you have a degree.
This is a moral dilemma. I have no answer, but common sense should prevail here.
24th February 2015 From South Africa, Johannesburg
""Why would any employer be interested in something done at secondary school?""
An employer would like to get employees who are fully truthful in their CV.
If a person can lie about his marks-then his trustworthiness is questionable.
What you write in your CV is checked very carefully by most employers.
So potential applicants need to be correct and truthful in their applications/cv.
15th March 2015 From India, Pune
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