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Does a background check get cleared if your employment months are different as written on your resume than what you actually worked?

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Depends on how egregious the error is and if the company wants to care. A private company won’t care about a 1 month difference but the CIA will.

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Probably depends on the company. And how big a difference? If you thought it was October and it was actually November, I’d file that under normal human error (but I’m sure others would disagree). If it was a huge or purposeful fudge, it might look fishy.

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Probably not a big deal.

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Just went through a background check and months were off by 1-2, no issue

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Why would it be different? If you are trying to hide a gap in employment, it will raise red flags. If human error - own up to it and correct it.

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Doesn’t matter unless you did it deliberately to cover something up or if the position requires clearance.

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This is why I always just put the year on the resume. And not the months.

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They ask us to fill the month in the background check process

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It depends on how closely they look. How big is the difference?

The difference is just 2 months before real start date and 1 month after end date

How long do background checks normally take to get back?

5-7 business days but also depends on the paperwork you provide…ive heard a SSN + license is faster than for example a passport

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You could just not write them on your resume. They don't really matter.

The resume has already been submitted for background check

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