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What to tell Interviewer?

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[OP]
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What to tell Interviewer?

What's my best course of action here?

I told the hr guy who interviewed me that I will have some documents that prove my education by now, since it's part of the job qualifications. Well they must have gotten lost in the mail because it's been 2 weeks and nothing has arrived. I'm gonna arrange someone to pick them up and scan/email it to me since I've moved provinces. Should I explain the situation, or just get the documents submitted and not say anything? I was also supposed to here back from them by now so I don't want them to feel like I'm throwing excuses at them to get their attention.
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It's been 2'weeks, and they haven't reached out to you?
And you've been radio silent to them?

Yeah, you didn't get the job.
[OP]
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Jan 22, 2015
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Well I was told they would get back to me whether I make it or not to the next step by the first week of February. So I'll keep some hope til Friday lol

Should I go on an explain in detail why it will be late or just give a short and sweet excuse that it got lost in the mail?
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I would reach out to them, and at the same time compliment them for doing what few other companies do by actually checking your credentials.

If I were them though, I'd request either sealed transcripts or a copy of actual diplomas, as scanned copies can be easily faked.
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[OP]
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Syne wrote: I would reach out to them, and at the same time compliment them for doing what few other companies do by actually checking your credentials.

If I were them though, I'd request either sealed transcripts or a copy of actual diplomas, as scanned copies can be easily faked.
Thanks that's a good idea. And I'm sure they will eventually want to see the real transcripts when I get further into the interview process but for now the scanned copy will do. I'll get another one sent.
[OP]
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Well I finally heard back and I did not get the job. But the interviewer suggested that I apply next year when the position re opens. Hopefully that means something haha
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rssdale wrote: What's my best course of action here?

I told the hr guy who interviewed me that I will have some documents that prove my education by now, since it's part of the job qualifications. Well they must have gotten lost in the mail because it's been 2 weeks and nothing has arrived. I'm gonna arrange someone to pick them up and scan/email it to me since I've moved provinces. Should I explain the situation, or just get the documents submitted and not say anything? I was also supposed to here back from them by now so I don't want them to feel like I'm throwing excuses at them to get their attention.
generally i dont think employers check education. At least i dont think they take a paper copy (which is subject to fraud/misrepresentation etc...). Typically in my experience, they use a third party company which can look up your schooling information. The only exception is probably entry level roles in which they ask to see a copy of your transcript.

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