employment background check

@labea17 (443)
July 16, 2010 1:25am CST
I have this friend who told me that she is applying as a call center agent in one of the biggest BPO companies here in the Philippines. When I went to see the web site that she told me to look at (she also wants me to apply), I saw that you have to reach at least 2nd year in college for you to be hired. I told my friend that and she told me that she would be giving a fake transcript? is that possible? Would she be busted or something? Also she told me that she would tell the employer that she doesn't have any job experience in the field. But in fact, she does. She went AWOL with her previous employers. Advice please? I want to tell her to stop but I understand her because she really needs the job for her baby. She's a single mom. Would she get busted by the company? Would they make background check on her?
4 responses
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I'm not in avor of faking her transcript. That would take her to a worse scenario.
@Memnon (2173)
17 Jul 10
If she were working in the UK the company would make a background check. Most employers require that applicants are supplying accurate/ true information. Although I doubt that she would prosecution for this, but if she is discovered I would expect that she would get fired, unless they are desperate for staff.
• United States
17 Jul 10
If the requirement is that she have two years of college and they require a transcript. Yes believe it they will find out. Unfortunately they will find out after she is employed and she will get fired. I do not believe she will have criminal matters with regards to it but she will be embarrassed in front of all co workers and she will taint a position she may very well be doing great with. Advise her of this and ask her if she is willing to under go this.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
17 Jul 10
Employment background checks are done here where I live. There are ways you can track the employment history of your foreign maids and gardeners as well. A lot of things here are done online and that can make things a lot easier and faster. Normally an employer here wouldn't even call one up for an interview if there is a breach in one's employment history. And if one is employed one can get terminated instantly, here. I just hope I'm wrong with your friend and that she gets the job she needs.