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Hello, and thank you for using JustAnswer. There are two ways to conduct a background check (order a report or call references), and the majority of companies do both these days. If you want to tell me the specific position in question though, and the company name, or type of company, I can give you a firmer answer. However, today, most employers order a background check report for any positions with any level of sensitivity, i.e. working with the public, working with money, working with confidential inforamation. So, in this case, if you omitted an employer, your potential employer could well find out about it.However, there is no requirement that says you must list *all* work experience on a resume or application, unless the employer's application specifically states that. So, if you just omitted a former employer from a resume, you can easily explain that you only wanted your most relevant job experience on the resume for this position.Now, if your job doesn't fall into one of these sensitive categories, and especially if you're applying at a smaller company, a formal background check might not be done. Of course, if the employer only calls references, the issue of an omitted job would not come up.So, I'd need a little more detail to figure out which situation you're most likely in, but what you should take away from this is that unless you were fired from the former position, whether it comes up or not, it can be a non-issue. If you were fired and the potential employer finds out, then you have a little more work to do to convince them you're a worthwhile hire, but it can be done.Good luck to you and let me know if you have further questions.
Thanks for gettting back to me.. The reason I ask is becasue my last employer I was "terminated" after seven weeks due to the fact it was still during training and I missed some days do to a illness in the family. Because I was with the company for such a short period of time I was considered to be on probation. I have had a very strong work background with my previous employers. Worked for 3 companies my entire life all about 5 years each. I have never been fired before ever in my life. I had the option to resign instead of being terminated but I refused because (a) I would loose the ability to claim unemployment and (b) just the principal of the matter. I mean honestly, a person's mother goes in for emergency triple by pass surgery you should take that into consideration.. Regardless.. that is why I asked about the omission of a previous (and technically my most recent employer)
Now, why do I ask about being able to check back on a hard copy report if you actually worked for a company or a not.... I worked in finance and most positions were in managerial positions. Due to the current economy finance is probably one of the worst fields to be in these days. There is a open house at a local Kohls.. they are hiring managers for two new stores. They require retail experience which I do not have. Normally I would never say I worked for someone when I didn't. I know I would be upset if someone did it to me when I was a hiring manager. But these days I, like many other people are in survival mode. If I need to fudge here and there to put food on the table I will.
I have looked at my credit report and to my surprise the only jobs listed were with a bank I worked for about 12 years ago. - So my question is when a company does a background check in addition to simply calling previous employers on the phone, is there a specific report that can be obtained with a more percise description of companies I have worked for in the past?
Thanking you in advance,
So you suggest I put my 7 week gig at geico on my resume? - I mean.. 7 weeks.... I should just not disregard. Put it on the application and wait for them to question it?
Also, another problem I run into, if I take a lower position like a cashier as you suggested, I would only be making a little more than minimum wage, also I would most likely not be offered full time hours becasue the retail stores do not want to pay for medical benefits. - I have no problem working as a cashier.. is it a step down from what I was doing before.. yes its a big step down. But I have no pride and will do what needs to be done... The problem arrises when I am reviewed for another unemployment qualification.
Right now my unemployment is based on my last "real" job. If I work part time they will deduct that amount from the unemployment I receive now, which would be fine but the next time I am evaluated for unemployment insurance my rate would be based on me working for $8 a hour on a part time basis. - Now this is simply something I can't do. This amount money can not support a 36 yr old man.
I hate to say this but it makes more sence for me not to work unless it is a full time gig. I do not like being a burden on society, I have always had a strong work ethic and not accustomed to being so non productive. But when it comes down to it I would be doing myself a serious injustice by accepting such a low paying job that only offers 15 to 20 hours per week. - Do you agree or are you of the opposite opinion?