File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes Please Help Me Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Java Interview Guide this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark "Please Help Me" Watch "Please Help Me" New topic

Please Help Me

rakoi raman

Joined: May 29, 2010
Posts: 3

I am working in X Bpo for 3 years and I have good knowledge in Software. Where I worked in internal projects in my x company. With the help of that knowledge I attended interview as an 3 years candidate in Y software company and got selected for Java.
Will I get any Problem in Background Check.

Please advice...
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 20538

The background check is used to confirm information that you gave -- either on your cv, during the interviews, etc. I guess it can also be used to check on stuff that you exaggerated or omitted.... We can't answer your question because you haven't told us anything regarding this.


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
rakoi raman

Joined: May 29, 2010
Posts: 3
In my CV I have mentioned only my Internal software projects done for my process. My nature of work is functional testing but i have not mentioned it in CV. In the background check will they ask Am I worked in Java Technology or not.
I am working in that BPO for last 3 years that was my first job.
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33134

It depends on the country/company. In the United States, many employers will just verify name and dates of employment.

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Kj Reddy
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
As you didn't mention the country I assume that you are from India and my answer is based on that.

In back ground check mainly concentrates either you are working in a company or not but, may not look in which technology, functional area you are working. But, if you change the company names it may create problems.
Manikandan Swaminathan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 117
Hi there,

You have mentioned that you worked in a BPO for 3 years in internal projects.Does that job involve software development or anything related to that?If NOT,then i guess you are in trouble.

Because,nowadays companies are very STRICT and take background checks very seriously.So be cautious.I personally know an incident in which one candidate was interviewed by a major MNC & was selected. His problem was one of his former company was closed.This has created a problem in BCC investigation and his offer was withdrawn.

There are many other cases.I would suggest you to be careful and HONEST.Even if one of your former company/companies are closed,that will be viewed suspiciously by the prospective employer unless otherwise it is a very big MNC(CMM level V) like that. Else,you can try in small companies which dont take BCC investigation very seriously.
rakoi raman

Joined: May 29, 2010
Posts: 3
I am working for this company for last three years and its also a CMMI level 5 company.It was my first company I have not changed the company...
Yes i have worked in internal projects like creating tools for my process to capture training data, trackers etc.. But my concern is if they ask my team lead or supervisor they will tell what are the projects I worked but if they contact HR how do they know in which project I have assigned to.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Please Help Me
It's not a secret anymore!