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Old 11-09-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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It's an entry-level, part time job. I lied about my previous work experience and finishing high school (i'm still taking high school courses). I don't have a criminal record.. I'm wondering, will they be able to find out about that through background check?
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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Yes
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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All it takes is a few simple phone calls to your "previous employers " and them saying we never heard of that guy......Bad idea on your part.


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Old 10-31-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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It really is a bad idea to lie on your resume (not to mention really dishonest); however, in regards to how likely it is for them to find out, I would say that's up to the recruiter. I'm currently a recruiter for an IT company and I personally don't usually verify a candidate's educational credentials. I've actually never done that. The background check we run is merely a criminal background check, and then we ask candidates for professional references. Now, since I don't recruit entry-level positions, most of the people I interview are currently working, so I can't exactly speak with their current supervisor so I don't get them in trouble for looking for a new job. If your previous experience has "already ended" according to your resume, they might ask you for your previous supervisor's number.
Again, though, I think it just depends on the recruiter. And I doubt they'll do such a thorough background check for an entry-level position unless you made the recruiter suspicious during your interview. If I interviewed someone who sounded suspicious about their resume, I may be inclined to dig a little deeper....
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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They usually do that if they're thinking of giving you a promotion. My advice: do a crappy job.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:22 PM
 
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don't be lie. That's bad effect to you
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