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Old 08-19-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Nope. Not even remotely true.

Trust me, I know from experience.

If OP goes to a different company in a different part of the country, it's very unlikely that they ever find out unless he tells people (or if someone from his old company happens to join his new company, remembers him, and feels the need to tell everyone that they previously worked together).

Some of the more common myths that I've seen on this forum, such as HR having access to social security records, is false. HR is not some powerful being that sees all. They just want you to believe they are.
I have no idea where you get this from. I had a background check that listed every job I have had for the previous 10 years including start/end dates and salary info from when I started and every increase until the day I left.

The Work Number is the name of the company and they are INCREDIBLY thorough. I received a copy of the report because I requested one when I signed the agreement for the background check.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I have no idea where you get this from. I had a background check that listed every job I have had for the previous 10 years including start/end dates and salary info from when I started and every increase until the day I left.
Did you include the names of every employer you've had for the past 10 years on the application? I've read that a background check will only verify, or confirm, what you actually list about your past job/education history.

When I was 18, I worked two part-time jobs during the summer/first year of college. I was only at each place for about 3 or 4 months before I walked out of both of them. Seven years later, I've never listed these two places on any of my resumes or any job application. Neither my current, or most recent employer, have ever mentioned anything about these two companies to me; I assume nobody knows.

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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When I got my current job, the background check was sent to the county and city. I think they only really checked for criminal charges.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:22 PM
 
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Leaving because you want to move is a pretty acceptable reason. You could say something as simple as "After spending some time in the Dallas area, it became apparent to me that the area was just not a good fit for me for several reasons."

Also, leaving one measly job after 6 months is not going to look that bad. If there were several instances of this, then maybe, but it sounds like this is the first short-term stint at a job.

Now, is it possible that some employers would look down on you for that? Maybe. My sister was recently passed over for a job because the department head was concerned about her having left her last job after only a few months, even though she explained that it was due to her being threatened by a coworker (pretty legit excuse). You just need to keep in mind that employers like that are not being reasonable, and you probably don't want to work for an unreasonable employer anyway.

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Old 08-20-2016, 06:18 AM
 
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No harm in applying and you have to actually get the job first. In any case if the other job is better than your current job, more pay, more what you want to do, etc...- and you actually land the job.then yes, there are no issues in leaving. Do not be held back by the "you should stay at least a year before looking".
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:02 AM
 
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When I got my current job, the background check was sent to the county and city. I think they only really checked for criminal charges.
There is a fine line between I think and I know.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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There is a fine line between I think and I know.
I doubt the police and county sheriff would do much more than check for arrests and felonies. Private background check companies on the other hand...
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Old 08-24-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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Did you include the names of every employer you've had for the past 10 years on the application? I've read that a background check will only verify, or confirm, what you actually list about your past job/education history.

When I was 18, I worked two part-time jobs during the summer/first year of college. I was only at each place for about 3 or 4 months before I walked out of both of them. Seven years later, I've never listed these two places on any of my resumes or any job application. Neither my current, or most recent employer, have ever mentioned anything about these two companies to me; I assume nobody knows.
Nope, I left out two short term jobs, one was on a contract and the other was in an unrealted field. Both showed up on the background check and I had to provide an explanation as to why I didn't list them on the application or my resume.
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