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Jun 2, 2017

If they are considering your grades over your experience, then they will want to make sure that everything matches up. They may ask you to bring your transcript to the interview, or provide it before you start the job if said company has strict requirements.

Jun 2, 2017

Refer to comment I made below

Jun 2, 2017

It's part of your background check. You'll sign a waiver that authorize Kroll (or whatever firm is doing the background check) to obtain your educational and employment info from school / past employers. They will in turn get your transcript / diploma directly from your school and verify that it matches the info you provided. DO NOT LIE about your grades, you will almost 100% get caught. When I was in banking, we had to withdraw an offer because this idiot had doctored his transcript to change a C to an A (which is ridiculous because the dude had a ~3.75 GPA and he would have had the job anyway) and it was found out during the background check.

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Jun 2, 2017

But what if the background check is already finished and already received an offer? Of course, that would be outright stupid. I reported my actual GPA while I was interviewing and got the offer. I was just wondering how employers do go about verifying someone's transcripts to tell if it's authentic and not fake (such as editing, etc) if they even do in the first place.

Jun 2, 2017

Like I said, banks hire firms to handle these and they will check with your school to verify that the info you gave (ie. GPA and transcript) throughout the application process is correct. As far as I know, it's pretty standard to verify transcripts at the analyst level.

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Dec 6, 2017

Does the background check company check to the resume GPA or to unofficial transcripts that you may have sent over earlier?

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Jun 2, 2017

@my name is goldstein lied about having a 4.0. Look where it got him in life! HONESTY is the best POLICY.

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Jun 3, 2017

Isn't he dead?

Dec 6, 2017

They're not gonna figure it out, congrats on successfully gaming the system, you little shit.

Jun 2, 2017

Don't you worry how they do it, just know they do and it's a breeze for them once you sign off on it. You won't even be notified that was it done.

Dec 6, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017

depends entirely on the bank, but most of the time no.

Dec 6, 2017

i did not have to, but i did have to go through a drug test and all the other pre employment requirements.

Dec 6, 2017
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