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.