I live in the USA and moved here from abroad. I only recently got eligibility to work and so I have never had a job in the USA. The last thing I did in my country of origin before I moved here was a few weeks of admin work experience that was unpaid.
I graduated almost a year ago and I think due to not having work experience I have had no luck in that time getting an admin position. After a while I thought my only hope was to change the few weeks to a longer period and changed it to 2 years on my resume and started getting more calls back.
I have this one company (just a family run small business), offer me a job with them and they asked for work experience. I put that job on there but never put a number seems I didn't think they would call overseas. I did say yes to may we contact this employer though, but never thought they would seems they told me they don't call overseas.
So the background check company they hired called me yesterday to say they couldn't call the company as it was overseas but they emailed them and are waiting to hear back.
I know what I did was wrong, but I was desperate to get a job and I am not sure whether I should just pray they don't get back (or do respond back but say they have no record of me being there), as that is better than them coming back and straight up saying I only worked there a few weeks. Does anyone have good suggestions of what the best thing is I should do?