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Old 12-03-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Western Pa
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So I am in final rounds of interviewing with a great company. The recruiter for them tells me they just have to verify my resume listed jobs, education etc. All good..

EXCEPT. for about 8 months I worked for a Start up software company , unpaid , well no w2 etc. There was about 5 of us, have whereabouts of 2 co workers, the founders are LONG GONE. On social media sites but have no updates in about 2 years.

This potions was only taken due to a family health issue and could not be employed n a regular basis so took this educational experience potion instead of just sitting and waiting for a death in the family ( sorry so grim)

The recruiter is basically saying I now cannot be trusted and will not recommend me for this job due to this massive issue... Mind you everything is approved , and even had co worker give a singed testimonial of my dealings....

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Old 12-03-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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Was the start up licensed to operate as a business? There should be a record of that.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Was the start up licensed to operate as a business? There should be a record of that.
Yeah I'd go this route. If the start up wasn't licensed and has no documentation, and you weren't paid, then it sounds like it was just a bunch of people sitting around talking about big plans, with no real action. If you actually had a legitimate start-up then you'd have something to prove it.
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Western Pa
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Yeah I'd go this route. If the start up wasn't licensed and has no documentation, and you weren't paid, then it sounds like it was just a bunch of people sitting around talking about big plans, with no real action. If you actually had a legitimate start-up then you'd have something to prove it.

Honestly, That EXACTLY what it ended up being.. I was with them for 5 months and was paid with educational classes ( have proof). I took this due to family health issues not as a career move.. MY issue is the company knows and gets this the recuritor is one being difficult..HOwever I can't go around the recruitor
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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Just tell them the truth. If they want to hire you, they will. I can't see that your time with the start-up company would be a deal breaker.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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So I am in final rounds of interviewing with a great company. The recruiter for them tells me they just have to verify my resume listed jobs, education etc. All good..

EXCEPT. for about 8 months I worked for a Start up software company , unpaid , well no w2 etc. There was about 5 of us, have whereabouts of 2 co workers, the founders are LONG GONE. On social media sites but have no updates in about 2 years.

This potions was only taken due to a family health issue and could not be employed n a regular basis so took this educational experience potion instead of just sitting and waiting for a death in the family ( sorry so grim)

The recruiter is basically saying I now cannot be trusted and will not recommend me for this job due to this massive issue... Mind you everything is approved , and even had co worker give a singed testimonial of my dealings....

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There should be incorporation records with the Secretary of State of your state. Were there other workers?
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:39 PM
 
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Why can't you go around the recruiter?
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Why can't you go around the recruiter?
Exactly. If the company knows why is the recruiter interfering?
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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Exactly. If the company knows why is the recruiter interfering?
because some people need to justify their existence, lol
you would think the recruiter would want to close...not a very good salesman
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Western Pa
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Why can't you go around the recruiter?
I wan't to just wasn't sure how this would look. Going around the "middle man" ..

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Exactly. If the company knows why is the recruiter interfering?

The company , in general, does not want to deal directly with prospects, however I am one of (two) people left in process.

At this point I just have to do go around them due to the scenario, just thought would look rather unprofession or sneaky.
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