Background Check - Employment Date Wrong

Hi! I recently got hired for an internship, and I just found out one of the employment dates listed on my resume is a little off. I listed my internship as ending in July of last year, but I was looking through my records, and I found out my "official" last day was August 3 (coincided with the payroll period of the firm... my last day worked was in July, but the system does not recognize this).

Will I be red-flagged in a background check over this? I never intended to lie about anything, I honestly did not know this until today.

Comments (16)

Dec 20, 2014

I highly doubt that would be a problem as you actually made your employment time shorter. If it did get flagged, which I doubt, just give that explanation. Also for an internship they do not care

Dec 20, 2014

Stochasticmodel: It won't come up, but if by chance it does, own your CV, explain that their background check is wrong and provide an explanation. Chill out!

Dec 20, 2014

why on earth would that create an issue?!?!

Dec 20, 2014

this could not be less of a problem. relax.

Dec 20, 2014

call HR and explain.. this will be a red flag in the background check for sure!

Dec 20, 2014

opinions on whether I should do this before or after I accept?

Dec 20, 2014

Do it as soon as possible.

Dec 20, 2014

so I have the option to upload new resume I just realized, I am hesitant to do this initially however, as I feel this seems suspect. I am worrying that the HR contact might just immediately slam and rescind me, do we really think this will go over well?

Dec 20, 2014

Dude, it's really not a big deal, just list the specific dates on the online thing, and send HR an email to make sure it's on record.

Dec 20, 2014

called HR today, they said they had that written down that it was just summers.

Dec 20, 2014

Just leave it alone, they won't care about a month or two. I can't remember my start and end dates down to the month.

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Dec 20, 2014

Just tell the principal you accept the offer, little room for negotiation here. Straighten the employment thing out with HR if you want. Or leave it, nobody really cares

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Dec 20, 2014

You're good! Congrats on a great offer

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Dec 20, 2014
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