Summer Internship Background Checks?Watch
Was more relaxed a few years ago. I know people that interned at Citi etc who had no background checks whatsoever - eg just the basic ones - you are who you say you are and checking the references. Much more thorough these days. Why are you worried?
I am pretty sure, they want to hire the people they originally thought of and not try to find some minor inconsistency to "fire" you.
Do you think this will be flagged during my background check? Should i contact someone at the bank to let them know this?
So I got an offer from "bank A" about a month ago for a summer internship, which I was pretty pleased with and accepted. Sent back the contract and everything, no problem.
I thought it was probably sensible not to cancel my other outstanding applications until I had one more level of confirmation, which as yet I haven't had. In fact, I haven't had any communication with them since their offer, but I don't think that's unusual.
My dilemma now is that another bank, B, have offered me an assessment centre, which I don't really want to go to (I'd prefer bank A, plus I don't want to renege on them,) but I don't want to decline the assessment centre if there's a chance things could fall through with bank A.
The only reason this could happen would be that I'm resitting my second year at uni, mainly because I had some personal stuff go on first time round that meant I properly bombed on my exams. It was for legitimate reasons, but I didn't talk to uni about it, or try and get special dispensation or anything, I just thought it'd be easier to do it again, and I'd end up with a better grade overall. I haven't told bank A about this, but I haven't lied about it; I've written that it's taking me four years to get a three year qualification, so they could work it out if they properly checked it.
I know I should gear myself up for going through the whole application process again just in case, but I really don't want to go through all that crap again.
I'm pretty paranoid about it, as you can see, but any thoughts on what I should do and the chances of things falling through with bank A?