Amazon Background Check. Have a little Inconsistent.

New leet007
Oct 29 31 Comments

Hi cana anyone advise what should I do. I have recently accepted a job offer for SDE role . I have 3 job experiences listed on my resume. However, I have issue with one of the most recent one (where I currently work). I was recruited by an outsourcing firm XXXX to work for a large firm YYYY as an outsourced staff. My payslips and contract letter are from XXXX. On my resume it is listed that I currently work for YYYY (which i do and go to the office everyday). The evidence I have showing my affiliation to YYYY are training certificates signed by the global HR for XXXX. The background check company requires contract letter or payslips as evidence. So, I am working as a contractor at the YYYY.

All other information is accurate without any exaggerations.

How do I resolve this issue? Is my offer gone?

In my background check form which i submitted i put company as YYYY (XXXX)
Any possibility of salvaging the situation?

I only have 4 months experience. It was an honest mistake and i wasn't aware about the situation until now( where they ask payslips by company).

UPDATE***

Told my recruiter about it this issue and told that it was an honest mistake.He told me that its fine and asked me to send the updated resume to BGC.

Cleared my Background check after 4 days.

Take aways** - Never get yourself in this situation.

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Brightcove moosepuck
    How are there so many people that get themselves into this situation!? Just don’t lie in documents relevant to your employment 😂
    Oct 29 2
    • Boeing blakbeauty
      young, new, inexperienced, want resume to be crisp, etc
      Oct 29
    • Brightcove moosepuck
      Lying is never a good look.
      Oct 29
  • Microsoft xhu
    If you did not indicate in any way that you were a contract worker through a 3rd party staff augmentation firm, you lied.

    I'd contact your recruiter and just be super honest and explain the mistake.

    It's possible that your offer is going to be rescinded, especially if your qualifications were primarily your recent role. Generally, being a contract worker gives you some level of insulation from politics etc, and so it's a significantly different qualification if you didn't have to navigate any of that.
    Oct 29 0
  • There is no sugar coating. Your resume is inaccurate and, being an honest mistake or not, it will be perceived as a lie. You should provide the pay slip from X to the background check company and just come clean as a contractor to Y but employee of X. Also update with HR before the background check company does.
    Oct 29 1
    • New leet007
      OP
      I told the background check company before hand. They said they haven't requested anything yet. They will see and ask whatever needed. I am also emailing my recruiter.
      Oct 29
  • Microsoft himitsu
    The way I’ve seen this in resumes is to clearly have the target company listed in experience and in small font and brackets say (via Contracting company) somewhere on the side
    Oct 29 1
    • New leet007
      OP
      Yeah just saw the format.
      Oct 29
  • Amazon oVIH81
    Has the background check company actually asked for any information at this point? Or is this all a what if question?
    Oct 29 8
    • Amazon oVIH81
      I wouldn’t worry about it until you get an email from the background company. If you do, that’s the time to explain and provide any documentation they ask for. If your situation is actually as described you have nothing to worry about. But I HIGHLY doubt you will get any questions
      Oct 29
    • New leet007
      OP
      Should i let the recruiter know anyways?Plus recruiter reached out to me and i don't even know what resume of mine they have. As they never asked for updated resume. Through out the whole hiring process.
      Oct 29
    • Amazon oVIH81
      You can if you want, but all they are going to say is, wait to hear from the background company. Recruiters have no insight into your background check. Once they notate you accepted the offer in the system, it all gets handled by a 3rd party. If they need additional docs you’ll send to the background company not the recruiter. It’s not the recruiters place to know any of that information as it is highly personal and private.
      Oct 29
    • Wells Fargo HakunaMat!
      I doubt they will ask anything for the current company. Usually they will check for criminal and citizen status. Usually no background check company will call the current employer for verification.
      Don’t yourself go and talk to anyone. Wait fo the BG check company to contact you and decide based on that.
      Oct 29
    • New leet007
      OP
      Then it will be straight dishonesty.
      Oct 29
  • Boeing blakbeauty
    i dont think this will stop you. as you said, it was an honest mistake. i did the same thing on my resume when i worked for a small company, but all my pay checks were from the temp agency.

    i would call the background screening company and your amazon recruiter to simply explain the situation and ask how to resolve it.

    do not be ashamed or scared. this is an administrative issue and has nothing to do with your honesty or integrity.
    Oct 29 4
    • New leet007
      OP
      Did you get the offer at the end.
      Oct 29
    • Boeing blakbeauty
      yes. but, i was very young and applying to smaller companies. not massive corporations or big time jobs. as others have pointed out in this thread, it's a rookie mistake.
      my role was a 3-month temporary job over summer break from college. i think i agree with others if it's your only experience, and you are trying to make it look like you were a fulltime employee, that might look bad. in the future, just list:
      Tech Company B via Staffing Company A
      Oct 29
    • New leet007
      OP
      I just finished my bachelor's and i only had internships as my previous experience. And this company where I work as my 1st professional experience. I am young and didn't realt knew about it. Untill now.
      Oct 29
    • New leet007
      OP
      Now i have changed my resume.
      Oct 29
  • Baker Hughes yCvA10
    I guess you have asked this question before.
    Oct 29 3
    • New leet007
      OP
      No I didn't. Somebody else may be.
      Oct 29
    • Baker Hughes yCvA10
      Ok..it was worded exactly the same. Including the number of Xs and Ys
      Oct 29
    • Baker Hughes yCvA10
      Anyway to answer your question. The offer is not gone. The background check team will get back to you asking for clarifications in case they feel something is amiss
      Oct 29
  • New leet007
    OP
    I did the internship at YYYY before, thats why they rehired me. As a contractor. I am new to industry and recently finished school. I wasn't aware that it can be issue
    Oct 29 2
    • Brightcove moosepuck
      So what gave you sudden mental clarity that lying in your resume could be an issue for your career prospects? You’re posting concerned posts on Blind about it right now so you must have some understanding that lying about your employer can be an issue, right? Maybe you just thought you just now learned about background checks?.. To be it just sounds like maybe you knew it was wrong but weren’t expecting to get caught— and maybe you won’t, it’s possible the bg check comes up clean. Still I would learn from this and update your resume so you don’t end up in these precarious situations.
      Oct 29
    • New leet007
      OP
      I have updated my resume already
      Oct 29
  • New lFjd71
    Sorry, a bit off-topic. Which background check company is it? HireRight?
    Oct 29 1
    • New leet007
      OP
      No. It's accurate.
      Oct 30

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