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What does "employment verification"

Discussion in 'Industry Veterans' started by Anonymous, Jul 23, 2007 at 1:38 PM.

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  1. Anonymous

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    In this day and age do not lie about anything that is easily documentable, such are employment dates, salary, etc. Anything where official records are kept simply tell the truth. If you want to embellish more subjective things like roles and responsibilities or awards have at it as those are very hard to document and prove.
     

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I pull a background search on myself every year just to make sure the information is correct, especially with identity theft so prevalent.

    Lots of sites to do it, but it costs a few bucks. Worth it in the long run because you will know exactly what a potential employer sees.

    I got called on the carpet once over a company that reported my employment ended six months before it actually did based on the separation package. I showed the check stub to my new employer and the HR Department gave me a form to correct the information. I still have the job.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    For managers, Employment verification can also mean that they contact some people that you supervised.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Many companies are now only doing criminal, employment, education, driving and drug screen. Credit checks are being done less and less due to impending laws. I know of a contract organization that only ask for the above; I was told credit is only checked and used when it is a direct postion that involves handling large amounts of money, etc.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Level 1 is typically for sales reps or first level field people (e.g. CRAs).

    Level 2 is for management, MSLs and others who handle higher-level information that has the capacity to impact bigger business conditions.

    At least that's what the HR puke told me.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    I have a question. I am in the interview process with Bayer and I am concerned about the credit check. I have no other concerns regarding the drug, criminal etc. and my oncology experience and interviews so far have put me in a great position. but I do have a ding on my credit (foreclosure in 2012). Is this something that will eliminate me ? Thanks.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    no.
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm worried about a recent bankruptcy filing this month while a company just had me agree to do a background check. I've also read conflicting info on whether they can / cannot deny me job?
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    You will be fine, I guarantee it.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Does anyone know anything about what Forest labs says in regards to employment verification? I was fired from there two years ago for not seeing eye to eye with my manager. I have been off for two years because we relocated and I had a baby. I am now interviewing for a device job and just filled out the paperwork for this step and was curious if they say anything or just stick to the dates and title. Thanks
     
  11. #31 Anonymous, Apr 19, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Companies will just stick to the dates. Further, Forest was bought out. There are different people running HR. They are just going to check the electronic files for dates and that is it.
     
  12. anonymous

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    I checked that website for my own report and it listed me as having lived in cities I have no connection to whatsoever and being related to two random strangers. Later, I found out that the reason I am tied to those people is that they ended up with the old landline phone number I had in college (which I still use on my Ralph's/Pavilions grocery store card, mainly because I'm too lazy to change it). I am also listed as having been married to some random dude I've never heard of. It makes me really wonder how accurate these background check services are.

    When I ordered a report on myself from the work number, they had me listed as having worked at companies I've never even interviewed for...one of them for seven years!!! Kind of scary if this is what potential employers are using to do their background checks
     
  13. anonymous

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    OMG! My background for an institutional sales job with a global company is taking f o r e v e r!!! I am old. So, there is a lot of history. I am really worried as I have in my past a civil suit against a past employer - nothing horrible but it's there. It has been eight business days now and I was told that it takes two weeks. What on earth are they gathering for two weeks? I ran my own report and it (as above) has me with suspended licenses, several criminal charges, married to multiple guys that I do not know and a lot of stuff that is NOT me. Now I am concerned. Is this typical to take so long or do they have to wade through a lot of B.S? My name is very common.
     
  14. anonymous

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    My take on credit comes from experience. I was employed with a big pharma company and filed a chapter 13, 6 years ago, got laid off and interviewed with others. I was hired by a major contract company; when he told me they would do a background check I was proactive in telling him bankruptcy would be on my report. He said we dont do credit on rep jobs due to not handling money, finances, etc. I got denied for amex and was able to use my master card which I got a few years out of bk for this very reason. I then was laid off from this contract due to contract ending. I got offer from a smaller pharma company and again let them know about credit and they informed me that they didnt check credit unless hiring for a financial position, ie: accountant, CFO, etc. I also learned that those with a BK that are denied usually have public records liens, judgement, past due child support, IRS levies, etc that may affect work performance. So, if you say I have an old BK on report make sure it is old and not relevant to what is going on today with your finances. If you are drowning in levies, judgements , etc that is what is killing your job offer not the old BK that is closed out and not affecting. As far as Amex goes, many companies will offer an override. In fact both companies I was hired by had a paragraph on the amex form you sign that if you cant get one based on credit denial, company may override or you may use your own credit card to pay for expenses. So, for what its worth, thats my side of the story......So call me a dead beat , child had major medical bills so it was treat and have her live, or not to treat and have her die...
     
  15. anonymous

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    More and more companies are not looking at credit due to the prevalence of "bad" credit, as well as pending laws and potential lawsuits, etc. Most who do look for things like fraud, liens, lawsuits that result in judgements being levied. IRS tax liens, etc. Most dont want to bring that into the company ie: having to set up payroll to include court ordered deductions, etc. Past due child support is also something that could be a problem. If you have credit issues that have been addressed and not likely to affect your performance, ask first if they check credit then and only then when they ask you to sign release proactively say " a few years back due to a ____________ divorce, real estate deal, business venture, etc. I had credit issues that have since been resolved and behind me. In no way did they affect my performance on the job. I just wanted to let you know what you might find" I am excited to get going on my new position and confident I can bring you the results you are looking for" Dont apologize, dont say I made a bunch of bad decisions, or blame someone else, my kid ran up my CC bills, etc. own up and move on. If they dont hire you go onto the next opportunity.
     
  16. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Question--- I recently applied for a job with a pharmaceutical company that is asking for my W-2s and paycheck stub's from all of my previous employers. A lot of that stuff I don't have anymore. Are they trying to verify salary? Isn't that an invasion of privacy? This has been the only company I know that has asked for W-2s for salary verification. Is that today's standard practice?