Jae An
about 1 month ago
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Hireright, employment history

Hey everyone, I had a question that maybe some of you guys can help me answer. I got a job offer recently and its contingent on the fact that I pass a background check. On my resume I listed 3 jobs. One was a normal corporation. Another was a cash paid job, and the last was volunteering at a local store. The third party company called "Hireright" asked for W-2 forms regarding the volunteer and cash paid jobs (which I obviously dont have). I guess my question is, how bad of a situation am I in considering that theres no concrete evidence I worked in the 2 places?
Note: the cash paid business is permanently closed and has been for a while. The volunteer place is still active so they can call them

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Jeff Li
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Hi Jae, I'm not an expert on this, so take my advice with a grain of salt. but I was reading this article that might be useful: https://work.chron.com/should-use-employer-background-check-paid-under-table-20301.html

It sounds like you did the right thing by disclosing your full work experience at all 3 locations. The article suggests being transparent and upfront in explaining how you were paid (by cash) at the second location. All in all, if they check with the first and third organizations, they will hopefully believe you about the second. best of luck!

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Halemariam Taye
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