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Old 10-08-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Thanks, rummage.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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You are going to have trouble.

My former U.S. based employers didn't want to pick up the phone for a background check I had performed on me prior to the job I have now. These are U.S. companies verifying other U.S companies I haven't worked abroad in 10+ years. Also you know now these verification processes are outsourced now to India and Bangladesh. So if you worked in a U.S. English speaking department of a Japanese company good luck. There will be an Indian or Bangladeshi guy trying to understand a Japanese operator asking to verify employment. A regular Joe from the U.S. would have a problem. Malahadrassa is not going to understand Takezawa.

From my experience as a youth, U.S. companies don't value International experience unless it was a U.S. company abroad. And even when it's a U.S. company abroad they will find some way to drop the ball. Oh we couldn't contact them due to the time difference. Oh your former supervisor sent a great e-mail but we want to talk to him on the phone and ask him a few inane stupid questions about his glowing review sent from Bob.Hanna @ Walmart.co.JP. com (he could be faking the official e-mail after all )

It's always something. The deal is not done until the ink has dried.

If the U.S. branch of your company can verify employment you will at least escape some issues. If they can't and there's a time zone difference then I kid you not - They may pass. Lately employers find one sliver of hair pointing in the wrong direction on your head and they pass. It doesn't matter if you are #5 of only 5 qualified Semi-Conductor Nuclear Fusion engineers in the entire country. PASS! CAUSE IT'S TOO DIFFICULT! We'll go with Joe Blow because he's the bosses' nephew.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:16 AM
 
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Yeah, I thought something like that might be the case. I didn't work for any US companies, although the main company I worked for does have a US subsidiary, but I'm sure they'd refer any caller to HQ overseas, which is where I worked.

I actually wasn't expecting to work in the same areas I've worked in overseas and already expected my overseas experience to be discounted anyway (I've already experienced having US experience ignored overseas). I still have US experience, including military service.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:19 AM
 
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I still have US experience, including military service.
Oh yeah and don't get me started on how Veterans are treated.

Now there are a few companies that actively pursues Veterans to meet a quota so you should focus on those.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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Any idea how I might find them? Are you talking mostly about government contractors?
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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I guess I'll just leave off all of my overseas experience and just keep the self-employed work I did during that time period (which I did in addition to my day jobs).
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