I applied to a position and I lied on my CV.
YES I know it is wrong. But this question is not about judging the morals of having lied but the other way around, i.e. how to fix what I have done wrongly. So please do not answer to tell me I did something wrong because I know it already.
The lie is like this: In one of my previous work experiences, I changed the name of the company. Let's say, I was making milkshakes at a hamburgers restaurant, and I changed the name of the company to a pizza company, where I was doing exactly the same milkshakes with the same environment, same conditions etc. Just a different restaurant.
The reason why I did this is because in the application form they were asking how long I was working at a pizza place. But the job is clearly to make milkshakes. So I changed my CV So that I could say I was working 2 years at a pizza place instead of saying 0. Because at that moment, I wrongly judged this could boost my application.
Now they have contacted me and we have an scheduled interview.
What is the least horrible way to fix this issue? I think when they will ask about my experience at the pizza company I will say it was just 1 day per week and actually I was not very involved in that pizza restaurant, I spent most of my time in a hamburger restaurant. Otherwise, if I say upfront I lied, I am totally out of the application process I guess? However, I am out of the game if I do not reveal the lie because if they would hire me, they might find out sooner or later that I was lying.