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... in Orlando, Florida

87 months ago

I took over a small business my sister had started because she wanted to pursue something else in her field, but we never did any formal paperwork to show that I managed/owned the whole business after she left and everything was still under her name, and then we decided to close it 7months later. Under work experience for the BofA application I put that I was the owner for that small business. Now would they look into that and say I wasn't technically the owner and was lying and not hire me...or would they not really go that far into it? If anyone has any info please help...

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ue in Buffalo, New York

87 months ago

What is EEV?

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Lee

87 months ago

Employment & Education Verification

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Madge

87 months ago

Nothing to hide. Just was curious.

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ue in Buffalo, New York

87 months ago

What position are you interested in and did you apply for it?

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Madge

87 months ago

Teller and yes.

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Sabina in Short Hills, New Jersey

87 months ago

Recently, I had an interview for a "Teller Operations Specialist" position with BoA in NJ. Although, I have a 5 year banking experience, BS degree in Business Management, and I submitted a complete and accurate info on my job application(as I had nothing to hide) - I did not get the position. But this is not what upset me the most. What upset me the most was the way the interview was conducted and the way I was treated in a process. The interview itself was a group interview (why should I talk about myself a front of 11 other candidates?). Secondly, 3 hours after the interview, I received an e-mail from the HR rep informing me that I would not be hired. When I left her a message in a VM asking whether this e-mail was pertaining to the specific position, or all positions I applied for, I never recieved a call back. Did I mention that when I was introducing myself at that group interview, one of the interviewers (HR rep) simply walked out of the room? I believe that the interviewers did not give enough time to hear what I had to say, and probably did not even bother to check my background or references. Ironically, at that interview, they claimed how important it was for them to show the same kind of respect and kindness to the job candidates as to their customers. Well.. actions speak louder that words. Because of my horrible experience with them, I decided to clos my BoA credit card, and I do not intend to to any business with them EVER!

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ue in Buffalo, New York

87 months ago

Heres my horror story, they offered me a position I was finger printed after the offer and then the offer was rescinded for a misdemeanor conviction from 1972,guess what? I was 15, 36 years ago! they didn't care, although I have had no gaps in employment with financial institutions for over 30 years. The background checks are not fair! God forgives ...man does not!

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sammy in Renton, Washington

86 months ago

what if you've been fired from you old job, can BofA still find out? If so, how? would they contact them?

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

By law your old employer can not disclose the circumstances of your termination. They can only state dates of employment and date of discharge and what your position was. However, if you sign a form giving permission to BOA for additional disclosure, I am not sure what information is shared. Usually they ask for a reference from your last boss to get info out of them on the sly.

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Ria in Oviedo, Florida

86 months ago

ue in Buffalo, New York said: By law your old employer can not disclose the circumstances of your termination. They can only state dates of employment and date of discharge and what your position was. However, if you sign a form giving permission to BOA for additional disclosure, I am not sure what information is shared. Usually they ask for a reference from your last boss to get info out of them on the sly.

UE in Buffalo is right. However one of the tricky questions Bofa will ask is "Would you hire him/her again?. If you got fired base on any ground, you may not expect a positve review from Bofa

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sammy in Renton, Washington

86 months ago

Would BofA directly contact every single employers? How long does the process take?

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aaa in West Orange, New Jersey

86 months ago

no

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

You'll be fine, don't worry about it ...too much.

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Charlie in Atlanta, Georgia

86 months ago

sammy in Renton, Washington said: what if you've been fired from you old job, can BofA still find out? If so, how? would they contact them?

If you applied for unemployment and was turned down because of the firing, it becomes a matter of public record then and will show up on your background check.

As for former employers, they need only clear their throat when asked about such things and any potential hiring manager will know what that means and there is no law against someone clearing their throat and not answering a question.

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ue in Depew, New York

86 months ago

Wow! so unemployment records are part of the background check too???? What is this USA becoming??... yet, people from other countries can come here and start businesses and blow us up just like that..Let's all go to India or China and work... Its easier than the good old USA bet BOA is not doing background checks there!

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d frazier in Newark, Delaware

86 months ago

ue in Buffalo, New York said: They go back to your baby cradel, don't leave any stone unturned!

they went back 20years on me which is ridiculous, if they are looking for perfect people they won't find any because they do not exist. im to old for this sort of nonsense, i truly believe that i may have been discriminated against i will seek legal advice and look into this matter. which probably won't do any good but i will any way just so i can know that my civil rights were not violated. im a law abiding tax paying red blooded born AMERICAN who just need to keep my bills paid.

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

If you do a class action suit I will be happy to join you. They went back 36 years on me and like you, all I want to do is work!!!! and I have a steller 30 year employment record.
Its nothing like paying back society until death do us part for a juvenile problem at that!
and there not even willing to listen to you..... I think this background check stuff is taking things way too far.

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

Its not about being upfront, its about being discrimnated against!!! 1/5 people have some kind of criminal background and some hr person is deciding that no one is a fit with any kind of criminal record other than a parking ticket is CRAP ... I agree that there should be some type of controls.... for this situation,,,, The 911 event should not hurt americans....

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

d frazier in Newark, Delaware said: they went back 20years on me which is ridiculous, if they are looking for perfect people they won't find any because they do not exist. im to old for this sort of nonsense, i truly believe that i may have been discriminated against i will seek legal advice and look into this matter. which probably won't do any good but i will any way just so i can know that my civil rights were not violated. im a law abiding tax paying red blooded born AMERICAN who just need to keep my bills paid.

I presume you did not get hired too? What was the 20 year old issue that resurrected it self in your background? Just courious...also anybody out there does a background check always mean checking a criminal record in addition to other stuff?

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

I would'nt ... what did your employment agreement say

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Jen

86 months ago

Choicepoint is the company that does the EEV for Bank of America. From my understanding they are contracted to have the information back to BOA within 3-5 business days.

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Jen

86 months ago

Employment and Education Verification.

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

How does an employer verify EEV??? - Courious

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ue in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

How does ChoicePoint know about your education, employment may or may not be on your cbr also???? How?

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jimmy in Bayonne, New Jersey

86 months ago

i might be a month off with one of my employment dates on the eev what will happen if i am off just a little bit. also what is the next steps after my eev is cleared, how long will it take for me to start working?

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Jen

86 months ago

They verify all the information that you give them. So if they cannot verify the information that you gave them; you will not be eligible to work for them for at least 9 months.

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Jen

86 months ago

No, but I went through the entire process and did some research. BOA can only check what you tell them. I had a wonderful interview with the first recruiter and had a phone interview with the second recruiter scheduled. The second recruiter lied to the first recruiter and told her she left me a voicemail because I did not answer for my scheduled interview time. Does any reasonable person believe that if you wanted a job you would not answer your phone? So basically I am at the mercy of the recruiter that lied. My second interview never took place. Hopefully the recruiter in your area actually does their job.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

You should be fine, however, to give yourself peace of mind its worth the cost of $25.00 run your own check through Choice Trust, this is the consumer end of the background service BOA uses (Choice Point). Be sure to use the name that you had at the time you had the run in with the police. With a credit card you'll get an instant (internet) report and you will be able to sleep tight! ....Oh you will also have access to the report for 90 days and you'll be able to track what BOA sees when they run the report, also did you state the arrest and conviction on your application? You shouldn't had to if it truly was a juvenile record and was expunged, however, I had a similar situation, and it showed up on my adult record and they recinded the offer. Good Luck!

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ae-haya in Dorchester, Massachusetts

86 months ago

what does "date of discharge" mean? does it only mean your last day of employment, or the day that you were fired (i.e. discharged)?

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

It could mean either or, hr departments used the term interchangabily, what what the circumstances of your termination, voluntarily or involuntarily?

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RAY NAN in SAN FRANCISCO, California

86 months ago

If I got GA cos of unemployment. Can BOA find it out?
Thank you!

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Summerbreeze in Charlotte, North Carolina

85 months ago

Jen said: No, but I went through the entire process and did some research. BOA can only check what you tell them. I had a wonderful interview with the first recruiter and had a phone interview with the second recruiter scheduled. The second recruiter lied to the first recruiter and told her she left me a voicemail because I did not answer for my scheduled interview time. Does any reasonable person believe that if you wanted a job you would not answer your phone? So basically I am at the mercy of the recruiter that lied. My second interview never took place. Hopefully the recruiter in your area actually does their job.

Hey Jen,

I can't believe that happened to you. Where you interviewing to work for corporate or a branch? I would try and contact higher authority and get that person booted....You probably won't be able to do that but it sounds good.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

85 months ago

It's difficult to blow big brother down, BOA is a corporate giant and all you can do continually try to get recruiter 1 on the phone to settle the misunderstanding and continue to try to get the interview. They're not heartless, just busy ....keep trying I think you'll be successful.

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Ann in Ansonia, Connecticut

84 months ago

need your advice, i am seeking employment and i have work all my life, my question is that when completing an application, do i need to go back and start from 1972 to 2007? Also, i was terminated from one job because i refuse to train another employee for my job. my reasoning for refusing is because i had to learn the hard way on how to do the work and i had just got out of the hospital and was confronted by an employee who physical attact me but i was considered the bad guy and was terminated. how should i approach this interview handle this situation?

your comments and suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Ann in Ansonia, Connecticut said: need your advice, i am seeking employment and i have work all my life, my question is that when completing an application, do i need to go back and start from 1972 to 2007? Also, i was terminated from one job because i refuse to train another employee for my job. my reasoning for refusing is because i had to learn the hard way on how to do the work and i had just got out of the hospital and was confronted by an employee who physical attact me but i was considered the bad guy and was terminated. how should i approach this interview handle this situation?

your comments and suggestions is greatly appreciated.

No, you usually do not have to go all the way back that far. Normally your last 4 or 5 jobs in the past like 4 years or so. Depending on what the position is, if you have worked in a similiar position to the one you are applying for than it would make sense to mention that on your resume or cover letter if it was a long time ago. Just so the employer knows you do have experience in that area when they look at your qualifications.

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summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Lady D in Buffalo, New York said: You should be fine, however, to give yourself peace of mind its worth the cost of $25.00 run your own check through Choice Trust, this is the consumer end of the background service BOA uses (Choice Point). Be sure to use the name that you had at the time you had the run in with the police. With a credit card you'll get an instant (internet) report and you will be able to sleep tight! ....Oh you will also have access to the report for 90 days and you'll be able to track what BOA sees when they run the report, also did you state the arrest and conviction on your application? You shouldn't had to if it truly was a juvenile record and was expunged, however, I had a similar situation, and it showed up on my adult record and they recinded the offer. Good Luck!

How long does it usually take for Choicepoint to complete all the background stuff? Do you work for BOA now?

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Ann in Ansonia, Connecticut

84 months ago

Thank you so much for your comment. What a useful tool you gave. I do have another question, please send response to i being attack and refusing to train an employee info.,. Thank you for responding so rapidly.

Ann

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summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Ann in Ansonia, Connecticut said: Thank you so much for your comment. What a useful tool you gave. I do have another question, please send response to i being attack and refusing to train an employee info.,. Thank you for responding so rapidly.

Ann

I am not too sure about that. It depends on how recently you stopped working for that company. Either way, you don't have to use them as a reference if you think they may not give you a good one. I worked for this one company that was doing some weird stuff behind closed doors and I left and never used them as a reference because I didn't trust what they might tell someone who called them and asked about me. Sometimes recruiters don't check ALL references. Just some, it just really depends.

Most employers have employees train others from time to time for whatever reason, it's one of those things you just have to do sometimes. I would have negotiated a raise in that situation. But normally if you refuse to do something like that employers can get pretty upset and then terminate.

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

84 months ago

Thanks a lots for your quick response to my question. Unfortunately, the position i am applying far need said info., because this is where i receive my experience. ok, i mess up big time, uh? thank you so, so much for your prompt feedback. i am trying to put together a resume. will speak later. thanks again, signing off, ann

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summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut said: Thanks a lots for your quick response to my question. Unfortunately, the position i am applying far need said info., because this is where i receive my experience. ok, i mess up big time, uh? thank you so, so much for your prompt feedback. i am trying to put together a resume. will speak later. thanks again, signing off, ann

Hopefully they will just verify that you worked there and what your duties were and stuff like that. I think it's illegal to ask questions in relation to anything else, like the kind of person you are. Obviously that is a bias question to ask anyway and employers shouldn't base an opinon on you from that.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

84 months ago

Choice point aka as Choice Trust for consumers is quick via online access pay the funds and you get your report asap! No I don;t work for the sleeping giant they screwed me big time...however, God is good and I now have a better job ///Good Luck!

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Summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Lady D in Buffalo, New York said: Choice point aka as Choice Trust for consumers is quick via online access pay the funds and you get your report asap! No I don;t work for the sleeping giant they screwed me big time...however, God is good and I now have a better job ///Good Luck!

Thats awesome! God is good! What does sleeping giant mean and how did they screw you if you don't mind me asking.

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Ri Fer in Oviedo, Florida

84 months ago

Recruters can ask about character and personalities. For example, if one of your references were called by a recruiter, he or she may ask " What will be my first impression if I met (your name). This is legitimate or something like will you ever hire her again.
Whatever the individual relates to the recruiter can impact the hiring decision. So make sure that your references are people you know well. No comments such as " oh she's crazy" even if it meant she's fun - that is off putting for a recruiter or potential employer (especially in banking)I have work for WAMU and the company I work with have business relationships with BOFA and Chase. But the truth is, experience isn't the only factor. Good luck

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Friba H in Forest Hills, New York

84 months ago

summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina said: Hopefully they will just verify that you worked there and what your duties were and stuff like that. I think it's illegal to ask questions in relation to anything else, like the kind of person you are. Obviously that is a bias question to ask anyway and employers shouldn't base an opinon on you from that.

Hi Summerbreeze ,my question is how about if you have neither credit history here in US nor the employment and just got yor work permit and your bacground is asia or ....?!!

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Summerbreeze in Mooresville, North Carolina

84 months ago

Hello friba, I am not sure about that. That would be a good question to ask someone that works in the recruiting field or HR. Each company is different but it doesn't hurt to try and apply either way. Corporate america can be picky about what they look for in canidates. I think if you may have obtained your degree you should be fine.

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Ri Fer in Oviedo, Florida

84 months ago

Friba H in Forest Hills, New York said: Hi Summerbreeze ,my question is how about if you have neither credit history here in US nor the employment and just got yor work permit and your bacground is asia or ....?!!

Hi Friba,

I am Asian and obviously did not have any work history in the US when I came over several years ago. If you have a valid work permit or a resident with authorization to work you can apply for a job.

The financial industry has change over the years
with all the new policies and regulations. Your chances are greater if you could prove having work in a banking environment. Not having a credit history isn't the only factor particularly if you are a new immigrant. I have worked in the financial industry for over 16 years and based from these experiences, most banks prefer to hire individuals who have the experience the job entails. My suggestion is to be realistic with your job search. Excercise etxreme caution when you approach temp agencies or recruiters because there are different types. Some recruiters will ask you for a fee upfront which will cost thousands of dollars (based on the annual income)- Beware with these ones. NEVER EVER pay anything upfront regardless of promises. If you do (I strongly advice you don't)you make sure you cross your T's and dot your I's. Some fee paid recruiters (paid by companies to look for candidates, typically after 60-90 days if the candidate has not quit) by the employer to look for the best candidates. Keep in mind their reputation is also at stake. If the employer is not happy with their candidate they may never get any future job orders. Never ever give your SS# or bank info to anyone. Discuss it with trusted friends. Just remember, its desperate times and you must be as cautious as you possible can. Good luck.

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BOT in Richmond, California

84 months ago

Does BofA also verify your college GPA?

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

84 months ago

if your applying for a hig falutin job...if your a bean counter no...

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butter in Las Vegas, Nevada

84 months ago

i work for BOA with the background check they check all your employers from the last 10 years, they only call the last 3 or 4, if you do not disclose some of your employers they will find out and you will not be hired, they check your education, as long as your truthful with all your employers and the dates you worked for them, if you are off on the dates of employment by more than 2 months you will not be hired, you will get fingerprinted for your FBI background check to see if you have any aliases, the background check can take anywhere from a few days to even a few weeks depending on how many states you ever lived in. BOA does not drug test, which is very unfortunate.

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