I was sending out job applications and I found my dream job. I have been called in for a third interview at one of the world's biggest companies in my field.
However, while applying for the job, I was advised by a recruitment agent to lie about my qualifications and previous work history, which I stupidly did!
The first big lie is about my A Level results. I said that I got significantly better results than I actually did. I have a university degree, which I included, but I'm worried that they will check my A Level results.
Also, I listed my last job as an internship when it wasn't. I only worked at the company for 6 weeks, and they terminated my contract as they felt that I wasn't the right fit for the job, but they offered to give me a great reference.
I don't want to ruin my reputation and destroy my career because of this stupid mistake.
I want to be honest with them, as I didn't realise how much was untrue on my CV as the recruitment agent wrote it for me, but I know that I need to take responsibility for this.
I feel like the best option for me at this time is to withdraw my application now, before anything goes any further and they begin background checks. However, I really want this job and I don't want to miss out on a big opportunity. Is there any way for me to be honest with them, or resolve the situation without being knocked out of consideration for the job?