I am working for 2 years in my present company and in my last and second last company I had worked for 5 months and 6 months respectively. I have always stated this information correctly in all my previous resumes, except few days back I made a blunder where I removed the second last company and merged its 6 months with the last company making the work experience 11 months v/s 5 months, as I was feeling that those two small work tenure won't look good.
Though I didn't intended to use this resume, I mistakenly send this version of resume while applying for a new Job, got interview call, cleared all rounds and got offer letter. After that they mailed me a Job application form which I had filled, scanned and mailed back. In this Job application form again to match up with my resume I filled in the same wrong information of adding 6 months experience in second last company into the last company making the last company experience to 11 months, while removing the second last company completely (another reason as the hiring team was happy with everything except my short stay duration of 11 month in the last job).
Later they send me link to their background verification agency website. In their website THOUGH, I filled in the CORRECT information about the last (5 months) and second last company (6 months) supported by the relieving certificates.
Now I am worrying :(, as both my resume and the Job application have wrong information, but the form which I filled and submitted on the background checking agency website has correct information. When either the new company or the background check agency cross verify with my Job application they will find the mismatch.
I wanted some advice about what steps I can take now to prevent the offer getting cancelled or is it not that severe and they might ignore or give a chance for me to explain.
Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks,