Here is the story. I lied on my resume to boost experience so I listed part time grocery store job.I knew the owner and people I knew worked there so I went there and helped few times but actually not worked there. I later asked the store's owner that if he would say yes to my employment there and the owner said he would do that.
For me to be consistent on SF-86 (Secret clearance) form I listed that job as well on the form. (It was cash job for employees there because I know since I went there often and knew the owner)
After few months of submission, I was granted interim clearance and by the time I realized I made a big mistake that whether final eligibility gets granted or not I was afraid to keep this lie so I quit the job to terminate the process. At the moment, it wasn't about keeping the job that I felt guilty myself. (no interview was conducted).
I quit the job because I didn't want it to be denied if found or I did not want to keep the lie even granted. If was a small market store job that it would not have even affected much on the resume but I made a poor decision at that time.
The question is, if I get a job later that requires clearance, I am willing to disclose about my false information and explain everything about the incident on SF-86 form and ask for forgiveness of my past misconduct. How would clearance adjudicator see this?