Employment History Question

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jokerwild, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Jokerwild

    Jokerwild Bobtail Member

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    Do companies run your ssn for employment history? There are no gaps in my employment and they have verified all my jobs. However, I did leave off a part time job that only lasted about a week or two. I have a clean mvr and no criminal history whatsoever. I don't want to go to orientation, and somehow they find out and send me home.
     
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  3. HorseShoe

    HorseShoe Road Train Member

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    Tell them you forgot an employer and give them the information..that way you dont have to worry
     
  4. Spacecoast

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    what about a company that you worked for in the past, but they have since went out of business. how do companies verify that information?
     
  5. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    I usually just did the usual, when I filled out apps. in the reason to leave space, I say why and that they are out of business. I once was told by a potential employer to make a photo copy of the W-2.
     
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  6. Jokerwild

    Jokerwild Bobtail Member

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    I was told they only verify what you tell them on the application. If there are no gaps, and everything comes clean, they couldn't care less about some part time job you may have had on the side
     
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  7. G.Anthony

    G.Anthony Road Train Member

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    correct.
     
  8. CaliforniaJellyroll

    CaliforniaJellyroll Light Load Member

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    I don't understand the focus on uninterrupted work history. There have been times when I wasn't going to be the better wage earner for the family, and someone had to be there for the kids, and that person was me those times. Are you telling me that this kind of reasoning doesn't wash?
     
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  9. BrockLanders

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    Gaps in employment are usually a pretty good way to gauge work ethic. Especially so in this industry - drivers are in such high demand that there's really no reason why one should be out of work for any extended period.

    A huge red flag is a gap after being fired or laid-off. It told me this guy was sitting on his rear collecting unemployment. Once the unemployment runs out then they'd come looking for a job. This is a patten I'd see on applications more often than you'd think.
     
  10. CaliforniaJellyroll

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    What if you weren't collecting employment?
     
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  11. inandoutoftrouble

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    If you were NOT collecting unemployment compensation, it becomes UNVERIFIABLE unemployment. This too can raise a "red flag", as I have heard from both recruiters and truck drivers alike.

    One question concerning this "red flag" is this: Were you, the applicant, serving any time in either the county jail or in a state/federal prison?
    Another part of this question would be this: Were you, the applicant, on temporary probation/parole in which you could not leave an area for a certain amount of time?

    Another question that would raise a "red flag" would be this: Were you, the applicant, just sitting home in your mother's basement and NOT actively looking for work or going to school? If the answer is "yes", many recruiters and truck drivers alike would consider this to be sheer LAZINESS on the applicant's part.

    There are circumstances in which an applicant may have had, such as taking care of a family member as a spouse, child, or aging parent/grandparent. If this is this the case, per various recruiters and truck drivers alike, then a NOTARIZED letter or documentation is necessary to prove that you were not detained or just being lazy in your mother's basement.

    The majority of all people have less than "perfect" records. However, trucking companies, often due to instructions from D.O.T., are required to do background checks on the applicants to verify their histories and whereabouts for "X" number of years.
     
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