I am in deep shit
Hey fellas I am currently in somewhat of a unique situation and was looking for some advice from the community. Been sitting on this for a while as I was just very confused as to how I should proceed.
I had an 'incoming internship' listed on my resume for this summer (2020) and luckily landed an offer for an SA 2021 role at a bank earlier in the cycle. The 'incoming internship' ended up getting cancelled so I was wondering if you guys had any advice on how to approach this with HR.
Here's the main issue - the incoming internship wasn't necessarily confirmed with a formal contract at the time. I had spoken to the head of the firm and he said I could probably intern there and to follow up later. COVID-19 hit and they practically ghosted me. I had it as an incoming internship on my resume as it seemed likely at the time and with recruiting pushed up by a ridiculous time frame I had to show some 'expected' experience.
Obviously, I was thinking of giving them an update with a newer version of my resume but any idea if they would conduct a verification check for my cancelled internship i.e. ask for references or for offer letter/proof of employment documentation etc.? Or would they consider this an issue and potentially rescind my offer when the inevitable background check happens a couple months later? If i were to somehow land another internship that goes on during the semester and maybe send them my updated resume with that do you think it could negate the earlier issue (since I show some experience in place of the cancelled internship)? Understand that I had no intention of lying here, the internship was legit at one point and not something I fabricated.
Would really appreciate some advice from you guys. I have been very stressed because of this - come from a middle class background and grinded my ass off for the offer so I'd be devastated if they rescind. Thanks all!