Lying About Passing CFA L2 on the First Try?

So I was interviewing for a HF research role and the interviewer asked if I passed the all levels of the CFA on the first try. For whatever reason, I quickly answered yes, even though I failed L2 once. I immediately felt awful for the lie, but I held my composure like Nixon in the first half of the David Frost interviews.

I have a flooding sense of guilt ever since, and I'm considering reaching out and telling the truth. This job would be a big time move from my current role at a smaller boutique. Of course, I don't want to ruin my chances by telling her, but I also don't want this haunting me. I promise I'm a truthful guy, I just flubbed in the moment. Am I overreacting? Am I an unethical piece of shit? Let me know what you guys think.

Comments (2)

Aug 10, 2018

Hey SlickRickStockPickLLC, I'm here to break the silence...any of these links help you?:

  • Does passing all 3 CFA exams matter if I don't have the work experience? Charter can do for you. Read More About The CFA Designation On WSO Studying For The CFA Level 1 In One ... pass the CFA exams. However, I am currently unemployed. I am sure I will find another job within ... nothing? Or will passing all three exams still help get me into
  • Deutsche Bank Asset Management SA Chicago's On-campus 1st Interview Advice Needed DWS's Asset Management summer analyst position in Chicago. This is my first investment banking interview ... brand manager in a Bank. So, could you guys tell me which area I should focus on regarding an asset ... Crystal Ball. I have basic programming skills in Visual C++. I am also preparing to take CFA Lv1 this ...
  • AMA: Reflections on 1st Semester at Columbia Business School So just for Morgan Stanley, there were ~80 1st round interview spots for Columbia Students across ... For example, for 1st round interview slots, Eaton Vance has 13 slots. Also, whereas Goldman Sachs will ... absolutely loved my experience at Columbia thus far. On to the good, the bad, and the ugly about Columbia ...
  • 1st Big Boy Paycheck- Keep your heads up!-6pm, everyday). Total applications submitted ~ 100. Followed up on all of them- meaning I researched the ... investment banking and M&A boutique), but never managed to secure an internship here in the U.S. (mostly ... company/appropriate department, asked about my application status. I did this on a weekly basis. Being ...
  • 1st year FLDP- thinking about quitting the program. Help please. middle of nowhere in the U.S (think midwest).The population of this place is about 15-20k. I am not an ... i feel like i am stuck..... I just finished the first year of the program. However, i won't be ... Hi everyone, Just as the title states, I'm thinking about quitting the program soon. A little
  • Asset Management vs Investment Banking 101 an asset manager is on the buy-side. Sell-side: Create, promote, and sell various types of securities ... is, on average, higher than compensation in asset management. Out of undergrad, research ... better you as an investor, which is ultimately what asset management is all about. Here's @N164 on
  • 11 Steps to Becoming a Finance Jedi the CFA, try to pass on 1st try of each exam. Use up every single vacation day if necessary. Do not ... babies, or the merely "charismatic". These notes are intended for 1st round draft picks. 0. You ... posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #12 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our t
  • More suggestions...

Who will rescue this thread? @Michael-Baiardi @hexi88 @zanhailey

Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

    • 1
Aug 14, 2018
Comment