Can I refuse to let them talk to anyone from my current employer?
September 29, 2011 8:05 PM Subscribe
I got a new job! Yay! But I have to fill out a consent statement... and I may have exaggerated a part of my job history...
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Note: I have received the offer letter, and I've signed it, and so has the employer. It is conditional on being bonded and a background check. I will easily pass bonding, as well as any background checks with respect to criminal background, credit checks, etc.
However, in the consent statement, I have the following options:
i) I give you consent to contact my current employer.
ii) Please do not contact my current employer at this time.
iii) I give you consent to ONLY contact the references provided below.
Option 1 is not appealing, and I will not do it no matter what.
Option 2 is ideal, but I don't know if it will halt this process altogether.
Option 3 is possible, and I have two people I trust to provide references.
The exaggeration: I had a job. Let's call it job A. It's a skilled job, and I did it for a year. I got job A as a promotion from job B. Due to stress and an unenjoyable environment, I asked to be moved back to job B within the same company. I have been back in job B for three months while I looked for a new position.
So I got the new position with my resume saying I am currently in job A, but I left out that I took a step back to job B.
So... if I pick option 2 above on the consent form, will I be okay?