background check info on previous employer

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background check info on previous employer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:28 pm

i know similar topics have been discussed, but my facts are a little different -- i have a job that i held overseas a loooong time ago that's listed on my resume. i wasn't paid, so there's no paper trail (in the US at least) except for my resume, so i didn't bother to list it on my background check form. am i in big trouble? o.O i figured even if the background check company looks into my history, they wouldn't find anything about this company anyway.

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Re: background check info on previous employer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:31 pm

No. They almost certainly won't find it (some absurdly small chance, less than 1% I'd say). Most companies don't even do international checks even if they know that you have an international background just because of the cost involved ($100+ per check, per country, if the provider even offers them).

The only possible problem is if the firm compares it to your resume and says that it doesn't match, even then, seems easily explainable.




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