WTF? why is HR asking for so much info?

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Hey fellas,
I am doing a summer internship at BAML this summer and I got some questions for y'all.
I am on a onboarding process and I have this BSI investigator from the hr literally requesting to provide documents to everything that I have done. l
I have no fking problem of providing them but it's so much work.
wtf is this bsi investigator asking for so much shit?

Comments (47)

May 15, 2020

because they gotta make sure ur who u really say u are....

"They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fuckin' smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!" - Boiler Room

May 15, 2020

What are they asking for?

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May 15, 2020

like fling everything
certificate of employment for every job
certificate of my service
but how they fuck are they going to verify everything?

Funniest
May 15, 2020

HR have to stay relevant somehow

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May 15, 2020

Hey @Ozymandia we got another live target for ya ^

May 15, 2020

?

May 15, 2020

This is a heavily regulated business, one of the most regulated businesses.

I'll tell you the same thing I've told hundreds of juniors the past 30 years. If you want the job, shut up and do the paperwork. Sometimes it comes off as ...If you want to get paid...If you want to make your 3pm Tee Time....If you want X.

No way around it. Why doesn't matter. Just do it.

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May 15, 2020

Get used to it. Most platforms run full scrapes of your social media history through background check services too.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 15, 2020

what about if theyre private

May 15, 2020

They won't be able to access. They'll still try. Add it to the list of credit scores, employment history, academic history, court records from all jurisdictions in which you've lived, etc.

  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
May 15, 2020

What are you looking to get here? people blindly agree with you? we don't even know what docs did they ask or whether it crosses the line.

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  • Intern in Other
May 15, 2020

Also interning at BAML. Can confirm that it's getting excessive. The most frustrating part isn't the breadth of information required, but it's the repetitive requests. For instance, I've submitted my employment history like 6 times already.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 15, 2020

Are you having to verify every line on your resume somehow? Or just your general employment history to prove you worked where you say you did?

  • Intern in Other
May 15, 2020

They haven't made me prove anything (yet), just repeatedly regurgitate the background check information

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 16, 2020

baml too yeah fuck it's how excessive things are getting they keep asking for the same shit over and over again

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May 23, 2020

lol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/9VzXmXFuD_NcI6AT4uJozE-R8C9UIaj5LkX6leGl9NejlDadZB4RTn8LJC4Dm8N-MHxg_IOmiYJxav2nwIT0_busluvnrT2Y-QNhOmPiZZTlbZ3_Xz2uZBebssQeeDshLDn88r8gYutT_WE

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 15, 2020

because sadly, people lie a lot on their CV. and this process is to weed out those little lies and I think it's fair. get it over and done with and you get paid somewhat 50-90k pro rated for learning a skill from them!

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 15, 2020

they literally have no way of verifying the bullet points of a resume lol

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  • Prospect in Other
May 15, 2020

when they verify employment history, do they ask for paystubs or tax returns generally? or just offer letters? would speaking to head of group or firm where previously employed be the extent of it?

May 15, 2020

Most large firms have an automated process through which an employer can verify past work experience. For smaller firms, I'd imagine email/phone confirmation is the preferred route.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 15, 2020

What is the automated process entail? I have a couple things on my resume that I did for groups at certain banks. Not like I went though a formal recruiting process just worked with them on a project. Would the automated process flag me in this case?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 16, 2020

they actually explicitly state that offer letters are not considered proof of employment - we need to get a certificate of employment from the company or recruitment agency

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
May 15, 2020

I had an experience with a BB with my background check that was ridiculous, here it goes. I had a summer job at a leasing office while I was taking summer classes. I was taking a 6 week summer course before heading home and spending 6 weeks chilling/vibing/enjoying the pool. Once the 6 weeks of school were up, my coworkers and managers knew I was leaving so we parted ways and that was that. Fast forward to a few months later, I am at a music festival and I get a call from the BB asking me about that specific job in the leasing office. The conversation went a little like this:

"hello is this BB"
"yes this is hello EBITPAPI"
"I am calling to ask ab your employment history and your jobe at the leasing office. Could you tell me why you worked for 6 weeks"
"I explained to them about the whole summer school thing, etc etc"
then they ask me "did you file for unemployment"
"no"
"why not?"
"like I said it was a summer job to keep me busy while I was during summer school."
"this is a huge red flag that you were employed for such a small amount of time we are going to need more documentation, could you please tell me why you did not file for unemployment"
"to be honest with you, I dont even know how to file that. I am 18 and live with my parents the leasing office was literally my first job"

obviously not word for word but you can imagine. It turned into a total shit show over such a dumb thing. All the while I can assume the only thing the person could hear was untz untz untz from the music festival lol.

subsequently, over the next few weeks my old boss and colleague were bomarded with emails and phone calls.

May 15, 2020

why bother to disclose that on resume? I don't imagine they could find your employment without disclosing.

May 15, 2020

This is standard for a background check, just surprised to see it for an intern.

May 15, 2020

Lol what region? I pray this isn't for London, too many half truths and full untruths on my CV /s

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 15, 2020

No way they are verifying every bullet point.

May 15, 2020

One time HR was asking for my grades from when I was 10 years old.

May 15, 2020

no literally every fking point on my resume.....
wtf.....

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 19, 2020

How are you verifying every bullet point on your resume? My first internship was from like 3 years ago. I barely remember what I did to begin with.

  • Intern in 
May 15, 2020

if I'm interning at BAML and haven't been asked for any of this paperwork (besides filling out the original employment history, background check info), should I be concerned?? Did u guys already do fingerprint

May 16, 2020

I am APAC and this shit is getting crazy

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 16, 2020

lol APAC as well - sterling risq?

May 19, 2020

yup fking ridiculous

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 16, 2020

Is this the norm (to have to verify every point on the resume)?? I have some stuff on my resume that is true but would be hard to verify.

May 16, 2020

You're in a heavily regulated industry and honestly, who cares if you have nothing to hide? It def sucks and is inconvenient but buck up man, its no biggie

May 16, 2020
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May 23, 2020