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Old 11-09-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I took a couple of jobs that I did not like so as a result I do not list them on my resume. They were 3-months jobs and I was the one leaving the company. Will the background check find out about these short-term jobs and will that look bad for me because I did not include on my resume? Or they only go after the jobs you listed in your resume?

Even if they find out, can you just say that you did not include because it was a short term position without relevance to your career?

Thanks!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Jobs not relevant to the position being applied for can be left off of a resume.

The usual civilian background check typically just looks at credit history, driving history, criminal convictions, etc. and is not in depth at all, so don't worry about it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:05 AM
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They'll only check out what you listed.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Jobs not relevant to the position being applied for can be left off of a resume.

The usual civilian background check typically just looks at credit history, driving history, criminal convictions, etc. and is not in depth at all, so don't worry about it.
Thanks, Joe. The jobs are in the same area. I am talking about that background check companies do nowadays where they check everything you said in your resume. I wonder if they also check what you did not say. I mean, had I been fired from the companies not listed or had I done anything bad, I would understand that would not be ethical. But it was just a job I took that I did not like it and left it. To be impartial, that's not an information I would like to disclose because potential employers might think I don't stick around for long on jobs I take. And that can be true. I will leave if I don't like it, but not something I want to say out loud.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I took a couple of jobs that I did not like so as a result I do not list them on my resume. They were 3-months jobs and I was the one leaving the company. Will the background check find out about these short-term jobs and will that look bad for me because I did not include on my resume? Or they only go after the jobs you listed in your resume?

Even if they find out, can you just say that you did not include because it was a short term position without relevance to your career?

Thanks!
I work for a top background screening provider. The company will only check the previous employers you provide them, there's no other way for them to know where you've worked other than what you've told them and what social media tells them (facebook, linkedin, etc). What you SHOULD NOT DO however, is lie about dates of employment. It's okay to leave those jobs off the resume, but do not extend the time worked at another to cover it up. This will be verified, they will know you lied about the dates, and they will see it as a discrepancy. It could prevent you from getting the job.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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^^^Good advice. DoE are very easy to check.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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^^^Good advice. DoE are very easy to check.
What do you mean, Joe? Sorry for the silly question, but what is DoE?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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Dates of employment.

If asked I'd just say you didn't list them because you felt they weren't relevant to the job.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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they will never know about the jobs that you leave off completely.
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