Background Check

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New answer on Nov 15, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 13, 2020

Does the MBB firm check with the company you've worked with about your employment? and what sort of questions do they ask?

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Clara
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replied on Nov 15, 2020
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Hello!

Nothing to worry about.

The background check is something that gets everyone nervous, but the only reason you should be is if you clearly lied (e.g., saying you worked 2 years in X, when you didn´t, etc.)

Questions are only to verify that you told the truth, nothing regarding perfomance, assesment about you, etc. Bureaocracy ;)

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Clara

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Ian
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Yes they do.

The main things they look to confirm are:

  • Employment dates
  • Role
  • That you weren't fired for performance/rule breaking issues
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Francesco
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Hi there,

Yes they do. The background check aims to verify that what you wrote in the CV is true. Thus they check:

  • You actually worked there
  • Position you had
  • Period of employment

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Francesco

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Henning
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replied on Nov 14, 2020
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Yes, they typically do. They will check the hard facts of your CV: Whether you have indeed worked there during the time you claim in your CV.

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Gaurav
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replied on Nov 14, 2020
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Hi there,

Yes, they usually check if you really worked, what was your real position there, and for how long.
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Adi
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updated an answer on Nov 14, 2020
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Hi, please search the Q&A forum. This question has been answered many times at length.

All the best.

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