Quitting Internship for FT Analyst Position
I'm currently doing an internship at a bank but received an offer to join another, better bank full time in early September.
The offer is signed and all but the background check is still underway, and to be honest, I kind of heavily embellished a resume bullet point of my past internship, giving me sleepless nights that I might not pass the background check.
Another problem is that I have to quit my current internship to start the new role. The background check company insisted on calling my current employer before the starting date, so that will happen next week. Also, I must serve my 1-week notice next week.
I don't know what to do and I feel like being left in tatters. I'd be taking a huge risk by quitting my current role (which has an excellent conversion rate) but still having unmet conditions attached to my other offer.
How would you handle the situation? The background check company does not reveal any information on the progress whatsoever. It also took them weeks to process simple emails and basic requests, which I believe just prolonged the whole BC process...