I am an international applicant based in Europe, and I am going to apply for a teaching position at a US university. In the online application we are required to upload documents such as CV, cover letter, etc. and also fill the information regarding three references, education, and Employment history. In the employment history part we must list at least two of the previous employers starting with the current, or the most recent one.
In the Add Employer section, I need to add supervisor’s information and answer the “May We Contact?” question.
Here I have a few questions: I stopped working for my previous employer in Italy because of their disrespectful behavior and disorganization. I can’t take that job off my CV because I need it as an experience. So, what do you suggest?
- Should I keep the job in my CV but skip it in the online form?
- Should I fill the online form and answer “No” to may we contact question?
- Should I fill the online form and answer “Yes” hoping they won’t contact them?
Do they really contact previous employers or do they just contact the references for recommendation letters?
Plus, I don’t even exactly know who my supervisor was, the Italian system is diverse.