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Old 06-23-2016, 12:22 PM
 
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Hi everyone.

I submitted my background check consent form last Thursday. I'm sure they already contacted my past employer this Tuesday.

If I don't hear anything from HR, is that an okay or are they going to call me to let me know my background check is completed.

First time expericing this so I'm not sure what's next. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Did you get an official job letter.

If so and the background check is being done after, it's a good thing you don't hear anything from them.

That means you can start on the date you negotiated with management/HR.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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I did get an official letter.

I called the background check company and said they are still waiting for one more employment verification. Some of the start and end date didn't match up with what I had...it was off by a few days, I'm nervous. Is that a big deal for HR?
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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I did get an official letter.

I called the background check company and said they are still waiting for one more employment verification. Some of the start and end date didn't match up with what I had...it was off by a few days, I'm nervous. Is that a big deal for HR?
a small difference won't make any difference to the company - it's normal for folks to not remember their exact day of starting/ending a job (as long as its close). Most background checks take anywhere from 2-10 days to complete and there's usually an option to select when filing out the information if you'd like a copy sent to you. I always do this - it's a great way to confirm everything has been completed.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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a small difference won't make any difference to the company - it's normal for folks to not remember their exact day of starting/ending a job (as long as its close). Most background checks take anywhere from 2-10 days to complete and there's usually an option to select when filing out the information if you'd like a copy sent to you. I always do this - it's a great way to confirm everything has been completed.
Thank you for your response!
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:59 PM
 
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jribe is correct - A difference of plus or minus a month is usually not a problem, but a much larger difference (particularly if you were trying to cover up a period of unemployment for example) will likely be.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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Do companies generally let you know when/if things are ok, with your start date. I filled out all the paperwork on July 25th. I have a contingent/offer. I haven’t heard anything. I’m supposed to start Monday August 5th. I was expecting to hear something today, but I’m thinking maybe I’ll hear something Friday. It sure is nerve wracking.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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Hi everyone.

I submitted my background check consent form last Thursday. I'm sure they already contacted my past employer this Tuesday.

If I don't hear anything from HR, is that an okay or are they going to call me to let me know my background check is completed.

First time expericing this so I'm not sure what's next. Thanks in advance.

Why haven't you called HR and asked them? I'm sure they told you "If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us."
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
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Do companies generally let you know when/if things are ok, with your start date. I filled out all the paperwork on July 25th. I have a contingent/offer. I havenít heard anything. Iím supposed to start Monday August 5th. I was expecting to hear something today, but Iím thinking maybe Iíll hear something Friday. It sure is nerve wracking.

My guess is you will receive a call if everything is ok and a email if everything is not ok. Just went through this myself when I received a conditional offer on 7/5 and received a call on 7/25 with the job offer.
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Old Today, 03:57 AM
 
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A few weeks ago, I filled out the background check at the end of the interview. ( bank job). I won’t do that again...I think it was a ploy to verify my age. Next time, if it happens again...I will say that I will fill it out once I receive a written job offer. Boy, I fell right into that trap. This job hunting really is a mix of con games. I kick myself over this misstep on my part.

The interviewer had been vague about the pay ( a bank executive conducted the interview btw....eye roll.). Said she would have the job specifics in two weeks....two weeks AFTER her deadline I emailed her and asked if the job was filled.....yes it was...I. Boldly asked her in the email what in my qualifications were lacking for this position ( bank teller lol!). She said I was not lacking in qualifications...the person who got the position was a “better fit” for the particular branch......duh.....obviously. Oh the games.....I hate games....
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