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employer asking record of employment

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[OP]
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Feb 9, 2018
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employer asking record of employment

Hi I was hired by cibc bank and they give me temporary employment letter while they were checking my employment history I lied on the resume that I worked for a company for 2 years to cover the gap on my resume but actually I just worked for 6 months they ask for ROE for that company I gave them 6 month employment letter but know they are asking for ROE for rest of my time I told them they filed ROE was filed manually and would take couple of weeks to get it but I dont have any ROE for that is there any option for me to play safe and still get the job
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Dec 11, 2013
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Nope, you're probably screwed.
Deal Addict
Sep 6, 2011
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Very easy to avoid this lying....... don't outright lie on your resume.
Deal Addict
Aug 31, 2017
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OP you're probably better off. Pro-tip - next time just use Uber driver for the gap
Deal Addict
Mar 22, 2012
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Honestly, you are probably screwed.
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Think of the Childre…
I know someone that works in HR CIBC....yeah, you're screwed. You brought this upon yourself.
MandiS805347 wrote: Hi I was hired by cibc bank and they give me temporary employment letter while they were checking my employment history I lied on the resume that I worked for a company for 2 years to cover the gap on my resume but actually I just worked for 6 months they ask for ROE for that company I gave them 6 month employment letter but know they are asking for ROE for rest of my time I told them they filed ROE was filed manually and would take couple of weeks to get it but I dont have any ROE for that is there any option for me to play safe and still get the job

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2013
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Tell CIBC that you don't give RoE and move on. Did they called the firm?
[OP]
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Feb 9, 2018
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raichu1 wrote: Tell CIBC that you don't give RoE and move on. Did they called the firm?
I have no idea if they called the firm but when you said move on means leave the job but that will give bad image next time if I apply for any job they won't hire me
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MandiS805347 wrote: I have no idea if they called the firm but when you said move on means leave the job but that will give bad image next time if I apply for any job they won't hire me
When you were hired, you benefited from the lie, now you must face the realities of lying as they fact checked what you said.

The bank has many candidates who don't start off lying. They don't need someone like you.

You are not entitled to a job.

If you start off lying, how can a bank continue to offer you a job?

Would you hire a known liar to deal with customer accounts? It is reckless if they did as most liars continue on the path.
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Also, why would you give them an employment letter stating 6 months when you wrote 2 years on the resume?

Were you hoping that they wouldn't notice?

You basically told them you lied right there.
Deal Addict
Nov 13, 2006
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Just say I made a typo on my resume. and that during the 1.5 years gap I was taking personal time to spend time with family and travelling the world.
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Mar 17, 2016
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Have you heard of using punctuation to separate your sentences OP? I read your post 3 times and still confused about what you were trying to say.
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Oct 18, 2014
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Threads like these is the reason RDF never cease to amaze me...
Member
Dec 13, 2017
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Are companies even allowed to ask to record of empolyment?
Deal Fanatic
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Dec 27, 2009
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Why would you tell such a blatant lie on your resume? Consider this a lesson learned and change it to be more truthful. I very much doubt you will get this job.
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Jun 1, 2008
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They'll find out. It happened to me. Job offer rescinded and banned from applying to anything in CIBC.
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Mar 22, 2013
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Time to move on OP, or make up another lie to cover up that lie lol
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Listen-up now. I totally feel for you and I know it's hard to get a job in Toronto especially, but next time either lie better or tell the truth. The way you did it is very novice. Never ever apply to a financial organization, if there is something not very right in your resume. First spend time to fix the resume or get the needed experience, then apply.

Gaps are bitchy, I know. But you have to always put yourself in the shoes of the recruiter and be ready to answer the question why you have them and be prepared to give a reasonable answer. Good thing is Canada is a land of immigrants, so it's totally normal for someone to spend some time traveling. Use it to your advantage as someone already suggested, but don't lie on a resume for a financial organization, well unless your lie is VERY minimal AND solidly backed. In your case, just having an unemployment gap is a pretty innocent thing to cover.

But again - play careful with the financial organizations. Most of them will do background checks, some will do criminal record checks and few will also do checks with FBI for your USA criminal status (I used to work for one such organization) so beware and behave yourself.

Good luck and if they fire you from CIBC, have it as a lesson.

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