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Do every employer get into every employment history of the past?

Honestly I see so many new workers in the IT field whose skill-set does not speak of their claimed credentials in the resume!

(In my former workplace, my manager hired a JAVA/Technical project lead whose 1st question to me was, "How to start the server?"!!!

I wonder what would have been in his resume, he never had the intelligence to pick-up logic either but he has now lasted 11yrs at the same company! )

Do employers verify every little date of employment, designation and so forth or just the latest ones? Do they stop digging into the work history if given proper references?
 
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This seems related to your 6 year gap question. It depends on the employer. Some call HR departments. Some check references. Some do both; some do neither.

Some people lie on their resumes. (I recommend not to). Some people have a lot of experience but were never good at their jobs.
 
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Employers used to be less than honest, too. The “glowing reference” is British‑speak for, “Please take him off our hands.” It might have happened the other way, giving poor references to people they want to keep.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Employers used to be less than honest, too.


If they give a reference at all. Many employers will only verify name/title/dates of employment.
 
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Ravi Desigan wrote:
(In my former workplace, my manager hired a JAVA/Technical project lead whose 1st question to me was, "How to start the server?"!!!



My itself, this doesn't seem to show much.  Setups are different in different places, there are different types of servers with different ways of starting them up.  Different jobs have different sets of duties.  Maybe it was the systems people who started the server at his previous job.  Seems like a reasonable question to me.
 
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