Will my past employment show up in a background check?

Question by coolrobot: Will my past employment show up in a background check?
I applied to Finishline and I already had an interview and I’m taking a drug test tomorrow. I really dont have any “real” work experience, but I did work at Wal-Mart as a cart pusher last summer for a week and a half and quit because I didn’t like the work conditions and management. I didn’t mention it on my application and I told the manager I never had a job. I signed a form for “permission to run a background check” last week before the interview. Will the Wal-Mart job I worked show up in the background check?

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Answer by Carimbo Hanky
ofcourse it will appear… anything linked to your SSN will appear in a background check… liying and then allowing a background check is just a recipe for disaster

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2 comments

  • lcr000

    there is no way they would know unless you told them, your SS number only records your earnings not where you worked,
    disregard the other answers

  • Katherine Scott

    Yes! It should be come out in your background investigation; all past references in your former job should be unveiled for further investigation, if you are applying a new job.There are many individual reasons why a place of employment would wish to perform a search on a potential employee. The main reason would be to ensure that the employee would not be a safety threat to other employees or to the business’s customers. The place of employment will also wish to ensure that the one that they hire has not been convicted of any crimes concerning fraud, theft, or embezzlement. Performing a search will not guarantee that an individual will not be involved in a crime, but it does diminish the chances of a repeat offender causing problems at There are many individual reasons why a place of employment would wish to perform a search on a potential employee. The main reason would be to ensure that the employee would not be a safety threat to other employees or to the business’s customers. The place of employment will also wish to ensure that the one that they hire has not been convicted of any crimes concerning fraud, theft, or embezzlement. Performing a search will not guarantee that an individual will not be involved in a crime, but it does diminish the chances of a repeat offender causing problems at your business.