Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Human Resource Manager
19th February 2015 From India, Amravati
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.
20th February 2015 From India, Hyderabad
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
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!
23rd February 2015 From India
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 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
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