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29 Oct 2010, 13:44
dethinker wrote:
So what do they ask from you after you are admitted to check?

Varies but usually work history, contact info for your recommenders, education history, SSN.
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16 Nov 2010, 18:45
Do they take the Passport number and details as well?

ariel wrote:
dethinker wrote:
So what do they ask from you after you are admitted to check?

Varies but usually work history, contact info for your recommenders, education history, SSN.
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19 Nov 2010, 05:52

Last edited by rkn on 20 Nov 2010, 08:24, edited 2 times in total.
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19 Nov 2010, 11:37
For CBS, they only verify your work history and recommendations. I think the school verifies your degree and your transcripts (you send transcripts to the school).
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07 Dec 2010, 07:26
I made a typo on my application and realized after checking. I stated my salary as 59,000 versus 58,000. What should I do?
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07 Dec 2010, 08:38
Let the adcom know it was a mistake.
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07 Dec 2010, 08:38
bussy123 wrote:
I made a typo on my application and realized after checking. I stated my salary as 59,000 versus 58,000. What should I do?

Don't sweat over that. No one is going to care, thus I would simply do nothing. If you had forgotten to mention that you were a convicted felon - well that's another story.
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07 Dec 2010, 08:50
Appreciate the response. My plan was to just call them when i'm filling out Kroll. Truth is I can prob actually justify the higher amount with deffered comp etc. etc. But i'd rather just say I realized I made a mistake and avoid any issues.
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07 Dec 2010, 09:00
If you decide to call them, tell them it was a typo and everything will be all good. I have been 'vetted' twice before - not by Kroll - and was always provided the results afterwards and there were at least 2 typos a page, so that should put it in perspective....
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07 Dec 2010, 20:40
I have a question for you guys. I have two concerns, what do you guys think:

1) On my resume I listed my most recent job title as "Coordinator" (I won't mention the specifics). My office experienced a lot of layoffs, and I was hastily "promoted" because I was doing multiple job functions. Prior to becoming "Coordinator" I was an "Administrator." On my resume I have "Coordinator" listed, but I'm not even sure if that was recorded with HR. I haven't submitted my apps yet, so I have time to fix my resume....should I put "Coordinator" or "Administrator"? I think the latter makes me sound like a secretary, however my job functions/accomplishments on my resume obviously reflect a job with more responsibility. My recommender would be able to confirm this as well.

2) I'm currently in a graduate program and this past summer I travelled to Mexico to conduct independent research for my thesis. Will Kroll be able to tell how long I was there? I made several trips back to the U.S. over the summer, and I just hope that doesn't look weird.
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07 Dec 2010, 22:06
VictoryMBA wrote:
I have a question for you guys. I have two concerns, what do you guys think:

1) On my resume I listed my most recent job title as "Coordinator" (I won't mention the specifics). My office experienced a lot of layoffs, and I was hastily "promoted" because I was doing multiple job functions. Prior to becoming "Coordinator" I was an "Administrator." On my resume I have "Coordinator" listed, but I'm not even sure if that was recorded with HR. I haven't submitted my apps yet, so I have time to fix my resume....should I put "Coordinator" or "Administrator"? I think the latter makes me sound like a secretary, however my job functions/accomplishments on my resume obviously reflect a job with more responsibility. My recommender would be able to confirm this as well.

Stick with the title HR is able to confirm. Schools don't care about titles as much as they care about your actual responsibilities. They will focus on what you've done and won't care about whether you were an administrator or a coordinator. To me administrator actually sounds far more senior than a coordinator, but that's just me. It just goes to show you that titles are meaningless.

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2) I'm currently in a graduate program and this past summer I travelled to Mexico to conduct independent research for my thesis. Will Kroll be able to tell how long I was there? I made several trips back to the U.S. over the summer, and I just hope that doesn't look weird.

Highly unlikely they will find out unless it's a part of your application and they have to call someone and the question somehow arises (which I sincerely doubt).
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12 Dec 2010, 07:55
I have a pressing question.

In my previous job , I worked for a company which is world's largest power manufacturer (ABC) and I was sent to different clients for SAP projects .

The problem is that I used to get salary from another company ( XYZ) ( I was on payrolls of other company and I was body shopped to ABC ).

My Question is that in my resume I write that I was working for ABC company and in my employment history I explicitly write

Company : ABC company - Pay roll of XYZ.

My recommender will also vouch for me that I used to work for ABC company and on pay rolls of XYZ.

Do you think there can be any problem?
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12 Dec 2010, 09:23
Hi,

I just checked my UNC application and saw that I had reported my salary as 45000 when its actually 43000. How big a mistake is that? Would it be better to contact the adcom and let them know of this error?

Thanks.
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12 Dec 2010, 17:23
Hi,

I just checked my UNC application and saw that I had reported my salary as 45000 when its actually 43000. How big a mistake is that? Would it be better to contact the adcom and let them know of this error?

Thanks.

I personally don't think it's that big of a problem. Companies can never really know how much your total compensation (salary + bonus + options + etc.) is. If you're admitted and Kroll finds a problem, you can then justify yourself. However, if you want to make yourself feel better, go for it and tell UNC adcom. I'm sure either way is fine.
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12 Dec 2010, 18:08
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I have a pressing question.

In my previous job , I worked for a company which is world's largest power manufacturer (ABC) and I was sent to different clients for SAP projects .

The problem is that I used to get salary from another company ( XYZ) ( I was on payrolls of other company and I was body shopped to ABC ).

My Question is that in my resume I write that I was working for ABC company and in my employment history I explicitly write

Company : ABC company - Pay roll of XYZ.

My recommender will also vouch for me that I used to work for ABC company and on pay rolls of XYZ.

Do you think there can be any problem?

Can somebody answer this query of mine also?

Thanks
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12 Dec 2010, 19:27
djingroove wrote:
djingroove wrote:
I have a pressing question.

In my previous job , I worked for a company which is world's largest power manufacturer (ABC) and I was sent to different clients for SAP projects .

The problem is that I used to get salary from another company ( XYZ) ( I was on payrolls of other company and I was body shopped to ABC ).

My Question is that in my resume I write that I was working for ABC company and in my employment history I explicitly write

Company : ABC company - Pay roll of XYZ.

My recommender will also vouch for me that I used to work for ABC company and on pay rolls of XYZ.

Do you think there can be any problem?

Can somebody answer this query of mine also?

Thanks

That seems like a very strange thing to put on your resume. I would just tell your story the way you want it to be read. Provided you're not lying and conflicts wouldn't arise during an investigation, anticipating unforeseen questions seems to be giving you a weird application at best. If it got to the point where they're checking your background, I think you're in a better place anyway, no? I doubt decisions would be made based on unsubstantiated doubts. Just my opinion.
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17 Dec 2010, 22:33
My colleague who works with me is in a supervisory role. Officially I do not report to him. He wrote a letter recommending me for B-School admissions claiming that he is my supervisor. I requested him to keep my aim of going to B-School confidential. Other than this, I did not lie about my salary, job, title, grades, nothing.

I am freaked out now what if they call up the HR only to find out that my colleague is not my manager. Not only that I will fail the background check but my employer will find out that I was planning to quit.

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18 Dec 2010, 11:41
Why would he claim to be your supervisor? If you didn't get a chance to read it, I wouldn't sweat it too much. Most schools offer you a chance to write the recommender's title and "relationship to you". As long as you make it clear that the "releationship to you" is not a direct, immediate supervisor, you should be fine. However, if you did put immediate supervisor (or anything of that nature that reflects the recommender to be your direct boss), then that'll be a different case. Reading and interpreting what you said, I don't think that's what you did.
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18 Dec 2010, 11:50
I don't think the supervisor question is that big of a deal. Informal supervisory relationships exist everywhere. I've got somewhere around six people that would legitimately claim to be my boss. Two of them wrote recommendations for me. Worry if the guy is actually your buddy and can't talk in a meaningful way about your supervisory relationship.

I've done verification interviews for people getting vetted for Top Secret clearances, and the questions there are designed to ensure that the applicant told the truth on his application and that the verifier is also telling the truth about who they are. Don't sweat it and be honest.
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18 Dec 2010, 11:59
piggles wrote:
I don't think the supervisor question is that big of a deal. Informal supervisory relationships exist everywhere. I've got somewhere around six people that would legitimately claim to be my boss. Two of them wrote recommendations for me. Worry if the guy is actually your buddy and can't talk in a meaningful way about your supervisory relationship.

I've done verification interviews for people getting vetted for Top Secret clearances, and the questions there are designed to ensure that the applicant told the truth on his application and that the verifier is also telling the truth about who they are. Don't sweat it and be honest.

I'm at a start-up, and while there's no direct supervision here, there's an implied relationship between you and your peers. Ie, if the guy's older than me and his title is VP, EVP, etc, he's my boss. If you worked on items together and you reported to him/worked with him and he talked about that relationship, you got nothing to worry about.

For me, one of my recommenders resigned. I told CBS, and they said not to worry. If he's still willing to provide verification to Kroll, which he is, then it's not a problem.

Don't sweat it. If the guy is senior to you (and not another analyst, etc), you're fine.
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