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I guess that people without a lot of experience might try to stretch the truth a bit, but I don't know how anyone could get away with lying considering the information I've been requested to give when applying for jobs.
I'm in my 50s, and I understand that I'd have to go into detail about my college education, my work history, and check a box that I've never been convicted of a felony.
But lately I've come across requirements for:
-- a credit check (to see if I'm in debt)
-- a background check (to see if I have a criminal history; one job would have charged me for it.)
-- a complete educational history in reverse-chronological order to grade school (I'm in my 50s with college and additional education; why do they need grade school and high school?)
-- my parents names and where I was born (isn't that illegal, or is it just the date they can't ask?)
I've been refusing to fill-out applications like that (on-line or on paper) because that's too much information to put on an application, especially one with my social security number (at least they don't ask for that on-line) -- I have no idea who they have working in their offices, and who would have access to my information.
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