During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation period. Looking back, I think I did this because I was afraid they would have thrown my application in the bin knowing that I had so much holiday booked.
Now they offered me the job!
What is the best way to resolve this?
- can I come up with an excuse to explain why my holiday has increased from 2 to 3 weeks?
- should I be honest and apologise? Is there any way of wording this to save face?
UPDATE T+2 days - I posted this on behalf of a friend, and I have just found out that the 2 weeks holiday that was originally mentioned was done so on the written application form, i.e., was not ever mentioned during the spoken part of the interview process. I think this changes things quite significantly since my friend can easily say that after the application form was sent, their current employer allowed them to extend their holiday from 2 to 3 weeks. I think this is a credible scenario, and doesn't require my friend having to "come clean" or delve into details.
Many thanks for your suggestions.