I'm from India. I'm 35 and I have 13 years of work experience. My first job was with one of the Indian companies. I worked there for 2 years. I did not resign and literally stopped going to work when I got the job offer from my next employer. I did this because I have seen one of my colleagues being harassed when he handed his resignation letter. I was scared that it would happen to me too. I was young and stupid. I faked the relieving letter from this company.
The next job I took was in the Middle East. The employer took my passport on the day I joined and getting relieved from that company was a nightmare for any employee. I worked here for 1 year and 6 months. They let me go on personal (family) emergency reasons for a short break. I never returned. So I had to fake this relieving letter too.
The next two companies I had worked with I ensured that I got a clean exit. Now, I work as a contract employee for a US-based company in India now. There is a possibility that they may hire me as a direct employee.
I'm worried that if they do a background check with my first/second employer, I might get caught and might end up losing my current job.
I'm also apprehensive about applying to US-based companies as my background check wouldn't come clean.
- Should I deny the direct employment opportunity if it is given by my present employer? (If they ask for a reason, I will have to find one)
- When I apply to jobs going forward, should I drop the first two jobs I did or is there another way out?
Note: I will be able to answer all questions pertaining to the first two jobs in an interview.