Madison wrote:Lofunzo wrote:Madison wrote:Lofunzo wrote:If not, exclude it from the application.
As a past manager of a few businesses, this is one thing I would suggest you never do. It's not hard, and actually normal, for employers to pull a past work history on new hires and/or new employees. Intentionally leaving off a job on your application can either stop you from getting the new job, or get you fired if you have already been hired. It makes you look dishonest and you knowingly falsified documents. Not the best way to start, or try to get a new job. I wouldn't suggest trying this.
Understood and agreed under normal circumstances. I was just saying that certain jobs don't check squat. I don't know what type of background check they do in a supermarket.
I agree that some jobs don't check much on background. As to a supermarket, it depends on what position you're applying for. A cashier has to be bonded, so that's one common spot where they pull an employment history.
Just be careful if you leave a job off your resume.
I could be wrong, but I don't think this is that big of a deal when you are 16 and working at a grocery store for a summer job. Resumes really don't come into play until college years, and leaving a job after a few weeks when you are a kid is fairly common. Jobs just don't work out.
On that note, leaving out a job as trivial as a supermarket for a month or two over the summer is done quite often, to leave room for more meaningful achievements. So while it may be possible to find employment information, I don't think it will necessary be looked on so negatively considering it's just a passing job for some extra cash.
Maybe I'm wrong, and you surely have the inside information here, but I do think I have a point. I worked at Chucky Cheese for 2 weeks when I was 15 and they treated me like crap. I quit, and I can't really see that making a difference now, when I'm looking for a real job, 7 years later. My resume is full of meaningful work experience, not some job that didn't work out when I was 15.
Just my 2 cents. Am I that far off, Mad?