I have been offered and accepted a new job. Have signed contract, company has signed contract. Background check commences.
On my CV I have the University I attended with the “Economics” course and the 3 years (2008-2011) listed. I do not have “Bachelor of Economics”, or a level of degree attained, as I completed 2.5-3 years and didn’t finish the degree.
This wasn’t confirmed or asked about in my interviews (4 of them with 4 different people). They either presumed I had a degree or know that I don’t, I’m not sure which. They made an offer and I accepted. The manager to be mentioned the employment and academic reference check being a burden but a necessary one. The words academic check stuck out in my mind and I now think that they believe I have a degree.
I filled in the background check forms and put my high school as the highest form of completed education, so I haven’t lied.
What are your opinions on the situation?
Will the offer be rescinded when they find out?
Have I been deceitful even though I never claimed to have one, and nobody asked ? Had they asked I would have talked about it.
The job didn’t require a degree in their job description.
Advice appreciated. I haven’t handed in notice yet to current employer cause I think if I do and they rescind, I’m up sh*ts creek with no paddle.