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When a new employer runs a background check, can they tell whether or not you were freelance or full-time at past gigs?

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No. That background check is shenanigans. There is no database or even real employment screening. Half these HR people can’t even use Gmail.

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I don't think so, background checks are like if you've been to jail/convicted

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So you can just claim to have been freelance?

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The best they can do is check your references and make sure you aren’t a convicted felon/sex offender. Most places can barely do that lol. The background check is largely shenanigans.

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Legally they can only ask if you were employed on the given dates

Background check? Lmao

has anyone ever actually failed one ?

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