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Old 08-09-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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Hello,

I thought I had the dates on my resume correct but found out today due to a HireRight background check I was wrong. When I filled out my HireRight application I made sure any errors discovered were changed. I'm still waiting to hear back on the rest of my background check. My potential rlemployer already questioned a discrepency from 5 years ago. I'm basically wondering what I should do at this point. These were obviously honest oversights and I wasn't trying to mislead anyone. Any advice you can provide is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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There isn't much that you can do at this point. Even this honest mistake can make you look bad.

The bottom line is that you cannot make any mistakes on your resume. Not even one. Since a resume is usually one to three pages long, it should be quite easy to proofread and check for mistakes.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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Hello,

I thought I had the dates on my resume correct but found out today due to a HireRight background check I was wrong. When I filled out my HireRight application I made sure any errors discovered were changed. I'm still waiting to hear back on the rest of my background check. My potential rlemployer already questioned a discrepency from 5 years ago. I'm basically wondering what I should do at this point. These were obviously honest oversights and I wasn't trying to mislead anyone. Any advice you can provide is appreciated. Thanks!
The question is - Do you want to work for an employer who cares about a 3 month error on something 5 years ago?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. I should be learning my fate next week.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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The question is - Do you want to work for an employer who cares about a 3 month error on something 5 years ago?
I was just about to ask the same thing.

My answer would be no. I took a job a few years back that had a background check that took 20 days. It was a job that I didn't like about 3 days into it... and left during my probationary period.

My current position I've been at the last 4 years is the best job I've ever had... lots of extra money to be made with OT and the bosses are laid back and let me do my job unlike some places who have supervisors who spy on you with binoculars.

There was no background check.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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I was just about to ask the same thing.

My answer would be no. I took a job a few years back that had a background check that took 20 days. It was a job that I didn't like about 3 days into it... and left during my probationary period.

My current position I've been at the last 4 years is the best job I've ever had... lots of extra money to be made with OT and the bosses are laid back and let me do my job unlike some places who have supervisors who spy on you with binoculars.

There was no background check.
Same here. The best ones are usually the easiest.

20 days for a freaking background check?

Mine cleared in 2 business days - FBI fingerprint check turned around almost same business day. My previous job (one of the worst jobs I've ever had) lasted almost 2 weeks like your example.

Since I do not have any criminal or civil cases in my background, I am very critical of prolonged background check procedures due to cheap HR hiring unqualified companies who can't seem to get the job done efficiently and accurately. It means they possibly make poor decisions in regards to other aspects of the business, potentially directly related to my job function.
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