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Jason S in Miami, Florida

86 months ago

butter in Las Vegas, Nevada said: 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.

Do they still just use a ChoicePoint type system to check for the criminal background check? Does the FBI background check just reveal if you've every had another name or is that a seperate criminal history check? I thought you were the only person that could get a FBI check on yourself. I have a misdimeanor charge that was dismissed (14yrs ago) so I don't even know if this would show up on any criminal search, but if any I would think an FBI search (but I don't know if the FBI check they do is another criminal check or just an alias check). It's never come up in a previous job but never applied to a bank before.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

Jason in Miami, this year, a posiition that was offered (by BOA) to me was rescinded after the fingerprint check revealed misdemeanor offences which occured 30 years ago. The purpose of the finger print check is that it will allow BOA to link alias (or married/change names) to candidates. Although many employers don't base hiring decisions on misdemeanors, BOA reserves the right to rescind an offer based on the nature of the offense at their discretion (so you don't know what criteria they use), and obiviously "time" does not matter to them. Like you, I have been in banking for over 20 years and now that background checks are prevelent (thanks to 911), some good people are being railroaded, I wish you luck in your search.

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Jason S in Miami, Florida

86 months ago

My misdemeanor charge was dismissed, will this show up and if so would that cause an offer to be pulled?

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Wll in Middletown, New York

86 months ago

ue in Buffalo, New York said: 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.

AMEN Girl!!!!!!!

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

86 months ago

I am seeking employment and i could not unnotice that someone would do this to you. It's really sad. No one has had a perfect life? Who are they to judge you after all those years. I guess it says, do not make a mistake or you will be punish for life.

Personally, all that hiring tactics is bull. All they need to know whether or not you are capable to do the work. Also not a problem child that continues to make the same mistakes.

I went for an interview and those interviewer's are so damn program. They asked me what my weakness was and I said food. Of course not the answer they want. You tell them your weakness and they will use it against you upon hire. Those interviews are so damn program and since I have been away from that stream for ten years, I have observe it. They are not trained to think but program like a robot.

Sad,

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Swan2 in Culver City, California

86 months ago

I would not waste my time working for BofA, get a Trade in the Medical Billing Field or Legal Field working in the Records epartment, you would be better off.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

Dear Sad,
Thank you for your empathy for my plight of having a juvinile record that now is a pain for me through out the remaider of my working years, I thank God that this background check stuff happened to me during the "fall" season of my working career. Although I am not 100% happy with my new position at 60% less than what I am use to earning. I try to look at the glass as half full vs. half empty, and continue to move forward ... you do the same,life is not easy but with the grace of God we will make it .....Lady D

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

Although your charges were dismissed your finger prints are still out there in the world's digital database. But your saving grace is that you can say declare your innocents you have never being convicted ... but don;t you feel like your privacy has been invaded by those corporate kings and queens knowing about your past issue(s) that have nothing to do with your abilities????

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Jason S in Miami, Florida

86 months ago

Hey "butter in Las Vegas",
Do they still just use a ChoicePoint type system to check for the criminal background check? Does the FBI background check just reveal if you've every had another name or is that a seperate criminal history check?

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Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina

86 months ago

Wow! what can you do if you have no funds coming in and you have bills to pay expecially needed bills like phone, gas and lights with one needed credit card. I am seeking employment but nothing has become available as of yet. Any advice out there. If anyone can give me some sound advice, please do so.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

86 months ago

Ann in Leasburg, that is a loaded question, I would ask you: What is your education level, where have you worked b4 and how long, how much energy and commitment are you putting in to your search and are you networking, looking for a job is a job and a lot goes into the hunt...good luck!

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Dizzy77 in Farmington, Connecticut

85 months ago

I have an offer to work for BOA but on my resume I put I graduated from college, but I have not. Now I have that background email to put the info in. What should I do? Should I not put the college info on there like I never saw it or should I call the recruiter and tell her. Would they immediately w/d the offer after I tell her? Or would not putting it on the background check get me through ok.

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Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina

85 months ago

Placing false info., on your Resume is not a good idea. I can understand getting the dates when employed but saying you graduated from college is not a pleasant way to go. Therforth,I would call and tell the ??the truth. Having college credits should be fine in do respect to experiences and life skills. Going to college do not make you smart and that's for sure. It's a sport to many. I am looking forward to going back to college just to get a job when my default is paid off which not too much. Just getting a job to do so.

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Dizzy77 in Farmington, Connecticut

85 months ago

Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina said: Placing false info., on your Resume is not a good idea. I can understand getting the dates when employed but saying you graduated from college is not a pleasant way to go. Therforth,I would call and tell the ??the truth. Having college credits should be fine in do respect to experiences and life skills. Going to college do not make you smart and that's for sure. It's a sport to many. I am looking forward to going back to college just to get a job when my default is paid off which not too much. Just getting a job to do so.

What if I put the time i was in college and wait to hear from them and if they ask about why a degree was on there state that it was outsourced and I did not know it was on there?

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Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina

85 months ago

Sabina in Short Hills, New Jersey said: 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!

There are many who forget where they came from especially people of Afro. American's. In my experiences, they are rude, individuals have cross the bridge and do not like other's crossing it. I personally have had bad experiences. When I go on an interview, I do not go as an Afro., American but as an individual who is seeking employment. Past experiences with individuals in-charge was Afro., American's who was the individual who gives me a hard time.

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Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina

85 months ago

Did you or did you not know the info., was on there?

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

85 months ago

That sounds legit. That has happened to me before. They even had colleges to call me to complete a degree. This type of error does happen because these resources that you use is trying to get you hired. Evidentially, they receives some type of commission to how many individual's are being hired through their organizations. In the meantime, call the company and informed them that there was a serious mistake made on your Resume?? and you feel compel to correct it. If they are human, they will be able to understand where the resource info., is comming from. Let's face it, we all are human. Even when I know for a fact that it is not my mistake or my during, it's very hard to take on someone else mistakes. No one want's to be the down guy if you know what I mean.

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Dizzy77 in Farmington, Connecticut

85 months ago

Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut said: That sounds legit. That has happened to me before. They even had colleges to call me to complete a degree. This type of error does happen because these resources that you use is trying to get you hired. Evidentially, they receives some type of commission to how many individual's are being hired through their organizations. In the meantime, call the company and informed them that there was a serious mistake made on your Resume?? and you feel compel to correct it. If they are human, they will be able to understand where the resource info., is comming from. Let's face it, we all are human. Even when I know for a fact that it is not my mistake or my during, it's very hard to take on someone else mistakes. No one want's to be the down guy if you know what I mean.

Thank you!

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

85 months ago

Ann in Leasdburg your attitude and opinion is just the reason why black managers hone in on your negative karma and do not want to hire you! YOU Have already decided they are house N's and kissaxx,Needless to say they have a job to do and you'r going to judged by your skills not your colour ....I have had your type work for me and I always was treated worse by your kind than white employees ... no hand outs for you...

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

85 months ago

Honesty is the beat policy ..you can run,but you can't hide. Technology will catch your indecretion,why whould you embelish your background you are busted and will be found out!

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Ann in Leasburg, North Carolina

85 months ago

You are so in courging? You must be depress. Not nice to speak so negatively of someone.

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Dizzy77 in Farmington, Connecticut

85 months ago

Yes thanks for your comments lady d, since you seem to know it all maybe you should work on your grammar. ie, beat instead of best; "and will be found out!" (just leave it found and not found out)

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

85 months ago

Sorry, I have no clue on what you are speaking about.

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

85 months ago

Good Morning Lady D:

You sound as if your name should be Lady Rice. Unfortunately, we forget when others is in the process of crossing the bridge, there are individuals like you proclaims to be a God in addressing someone with the negative comments you have e mail to me. Have you forgotten where you came from or you one of those individuals who once was in the house which was call house (S. This is the atttitude they would have and did. Read up on history and you will be able to understand the mind of others.

Will not speak negative to the negative attitude you have set forth.

I am not going to comment on English. It's just great.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

85 months ago

Ann from Leasburg (and Ann in Glastonbury, you can read this too I am sure you'll pipe in your 2 cents), You need e-n-c-o-u-r-a-g-m-e-n-t ... so you say??? Action, speaks louder than words, I refuse to believe that you can not find some kind of work. I have been where you are, and those who seek, will find. Sorry I am not buying into your pity party. Now, if you have some type of extenuating circumstances that prevent you from working ...that you have not shared on this forum please forgive me for your perception of my lack of empathy. I do wish you the best of luck.

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Ann in Glastonbury, Connecticut

85 months ago

What are you speaking about. You soud very angry. Anymore negative comments from you I will not respond. Do not need your help so thereforth, please do not send any more e mail.

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Lady D in Buffalo, New York

85 months ago

Ann from Glastonbury, do you have a memory problem? You responded to my comments to another, and thus I included you in my reply. Lets not make it personal, and it won't be. This forum is about finding work at BOA so I will keep my comments directed to the issue(s)that should be discussed on this site.

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Jason S in Miami, Florida

85 months ago

Does anyone know the answer to this:

Do they still just use a ChoicePoint type system to check for the criminal background check? Does the FBI background check just reveal if you've every had another name or is that a seperate criminal history check?

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Jess Ortega in Miami, Florida

85 months ago

I helped my sister do her resume. I changed the date a little bit to make it appear that she had worked at the places longer. I also added a job that she never worked in and left out a job because it was a restaurant and didnt think they needed that job in the resume. They need me to fill out the information for the background. They basically said she is hired but they are pending that information. Does anyone know if they compare the resume to the background check or if they compare the background info you give them to the back ground information they get back from Choice Point? Please help.

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Pep in Flordia, Connecticut

85 months ago

To my understanding, the only jobs the potential employer would be interested in is job that relates to the positioning opening. I do not believe that everyone single individual get all the months and dates to the penny.

Some individuals forget when they were looking and seeking employment. I understand that they go by a script.

Just keep your fingers cross and hope for the best.

Good Luck!

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

... in Orlando, Florida said: 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...

I would a couple of questions for you before answering that question. If you still need assistance with answering your question feel free to call me at (714) 792-7319.

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

Lee said: If you leave off a job that you worked at, does the EEV find out about it?
Thanks

Yes. You should list all jobs - that includes temp assignments, seasonal positions, etc.

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

ue in Buffalo, New York said: What is EEV?

Employment and Educational Verification

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

Madge in Fort Myers, Florida said: If you only worked for a company for 1 day can they really find out and verify that or can they only verify the information that you give them?

List every employer you worked for regardless of how long you worked for them. These checks are very thorough.

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 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?

Why would you not disclose that information in the beginning?

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

sam k in seattle, Washington said: How long is the EEV process?

Getting results normally take up to 5 business days.

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Norman Harris in Brea, California

84 months ago

Pep in Flordia, Connecticut said: To my understanding, the only jobs the potential employer would be interested in is job that relates to the positioning opening. I do not believe that everyone single individual get all the months and dates to the penny.

Some individuals forget when they were looking and seeking employment. I understand that they go by a script.

Just keep your fingers cross and hope for the best.

Good Luck!

We need ALL jobs (relevant to the position or not).

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butter in Las Vegas, Nevada

84 months ago

I really dont understand most of your comments....I cant belive that some of you guys think a financial instutition should not care so much about criminal background checks...you have to understand BOA does background checks to reduce the risk of fraud...people who have a criminal past are more likely to commit more crime, that does not mean that they are...but if you have a criminal past dont cry and whine becuase u cannot get a job with a financial instituion..if you are so concerned with background checks u should seek other employment....Im an employee and a customer of bank of america and I sure as hell would not be a customer with BOA if I knew that they did not do thourough background checks...Its true if u were convicted of a crime as a juvenile..that It should not count...but Its all about reducing the risk....which I hope people can understand!

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ue in Buffalo, New York

84 months ago

Butter! Perhaps a few of the ex-offenders can teach employees of BOA like you to spell and use proper grammer. You obviously are not sensitive to what the audience is attempting to communicate (not whine!). Minor offences that do not affect homeland security and or, banking risk are not relative to security risk and those who fit that criteria should not be excluded from working at any bank or corporation. You have done something wrong ....you just never got caught. Be nice!

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Howard Nagle in Nashville, Tennessee

84 months ago

Where can i go to get my background checked? and can i do it for free?

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ue in Buffalo, New York

84 months ago

Howard, Choice Trust is the consumer report branch of Choice Point. You can find them on the Web. There is a cost for the report, which is only good as the information you provide, for instance,if you have ever used any aliases, include them for a full report. Good Luck.

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marbonilla in Mineola, New York

84 months ago

hello i have a question i am applien to work at BoA asi form i need to fill i have one job i only worked for like a day or two do i have to write it down because i dont remember names or anythin and how it will effect me

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Ri Fer in Oviedo, Florida

84 months ago

Marbonilla, why was your employment cut short? You should still remember the company you worked with.

What position are you applying for and do you have enough experience? If you do, go ahead and complete the application. If your skills matches you will be called and there will be series of interviews. Good luck!

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marbonilla in Mineola, New York

84 months ago

Ri Fer in Oviedo, Florida said: Marbonilla, why was your employment cut short? You should still remember the company you worked with.

What position are you applying for and do you have enough experience? If you do, go ahead and complete the application. If your skills matches you will be called and there will be series of interviews. Good luck!

i am applieing for a teller at the i was 6 months pregnant and i was getting to exhausted but i remember the place jus not the managers name nor do i have her number.I recieved the interview for them i just have to fill out a background check form will it make a difference if i dont write that one down ?

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just is in Charlotte, North Carolina

83 months ago

I was just offered a position at BOA and have not undergone the EEV yet. It's a long story, but I did not technically graduate high school. I went to a regular high school for 3 yrs, which wasn't working out, so I enrolled in a high school program at the community college, which I did not get to complete b/c I was pregnant at the time. enrolled in a home schooled high school course, which I completed but was not financially stable at the time so I was not able to pay my remaining balance for the program in order to get my diploma. I have just recently came back in contact with the company my home schooling was through, and plan to pay the balance, but how in the world should I go about putting my education info on the EEV form??

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Job Seeker2008 in NEW YORK, New York

83 months ago

butter in Las Vegas, Nevada said: 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.

You said you work for BOA with background checks. My question has to do with the background check. I was never finger printed for a misdeamor 10 years ago. I pleaded no contest- (long story short- my friend stole items and handed me the bag- unbeknownst to me.) I was too young to hire an attorney so I pled no contest. I plan on disclosing this- would this hold back my employment with BOA? Thanks for any help you can give.

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ue in Buffalo, New York

83 months ago

You should be find ...good luck :)

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Job Seeker2008 in NEW YORK, New York

83 months ago

Thanks for your help

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DMF in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

83 months ago

butter in Las Vegas, Nevada said: 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.

I had filed bankruptcy about a year and half ago due to a very difficult divorce. Other than that no criminal record or employment problems...would that be enough for them to deny me employment?

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Bobby in Los Angeles, California

79 months ago

Question, I have been offered a position at a bank in the operations dept (no access to accounts, mainly support of the phone systems etc) and the company uses Choice Point to gather fingerprints and do a background check plus drug test. My only concern is a conviction from 30 years ago that is supposed to be expunged or sealed.... (been so long dont recall now which) but will the fingerprint show it? If it does, should I tell them about it first? Dont want to loose the job because I dont disclose it, but then again it was so long ago and its embarrassing to bring up since I really consider myself a different person now.

thanks

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