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coalregion 54 10 September 9, 2015 at 03:01 AM
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I had a job around 9 years ago that I was going to include in my resume as work experience, as it directly relates to the job I am applying for.

I remember now that job was paying all cash when I was there, and second the business went under and I have no contact information for the owner of it. Should I list this as work experience, a job that payed cash and went out of business, or list the skills that I learned on that job instead, and leave out the job on my work experience. I feel as though if I list it, and the background check doesn't show I worked there (because of the cash) they would think I am lying. Thanks.

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Did it show up as far as taxes 9 years ago, or do you have any other sort of proof?
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BGC? Chances are if they DO decide to follow up, it would be a phone call only. I wouldn't worry about listing them just mention somehow that they are out of business and the liklihood of getting ahold of someone is slim.
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I was paid all cash and personal check, so it would not show up. This is a main reason I don't think I should list it because an employment check wouldnt show up. It was a small business, started as a side business by one person. Didn't even have a website.

And I'm sorry, BGC?
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I was paid all cash and personal check, so it would not show up. This is a main reason I don't think I should list it because an employment check wouldnt show up. It was a small business, started as a side business by one person. Didn't even have a website.

And I'm sorry, BGC?
BGC = background check.

Is this a job with the government or a defense contractor or something? In other words, you think that a BGC will be run, but why do you think that one will? How thorough will the BGC be?

If it has given you relevant experience, I'd list it and in the interview mention that they're out of business now and tough to get a hold of. That should assuage any concerns the potential employer may have.
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