Background checks: do you list your current employer, even though they might be called? What do you do if you haven’t told them you’ve accepted another job yet? Do you just choose the option to not have them called or tell them before submitting the background check?

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I just went through this. I listed my current employer but hadn’t given them notice so I did the “do not contact” option so I submitted W2 and paystubs as reference then once I finally told my job I went back and told the background check that they could contact employer directly as well. Worked out well for me.

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I did the same as well, I asked them not to contact until after I'd left which they were fine with

You list your current employer and most of the companies are very professional where they just share start and end date without any comments. I just went through this process and I didn’t tell them till I accepted the offer and completed the background check. Good luck!

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This. I feel like that should be common sense on their end.

I just submitted the background check forms after I put in my 2 week notice officially, you don’t technically need to do it immediately after you get the offer unless you feel like somehow there might be an issue you’re concerned with background check wise that might come up

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Think this is the route I’m going to take. I’ve got no concerns about the background check so think I’ll call my boss on Monday and then submit it.

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Yes you can always tell the recruiter not call your current employer. As long has you have references from previous workplaces you should be fine.

i just let the HR team know that I am still there and don't want them to be contacted.

I would choose to not have them called, just to avoid any potential drama or setbacks.

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