I recently accepted a conditional offer from a company that does contracts for federal agencies. They mentioned they will be conducting PUBLIC TRUST background suitability check. They said it's mainly for financial and criminal check. I don't have any financial/drugs/criminal history but I EXAGERRATED on resume. They told me they won't be reaching out to my current employer so I am thinking they are just doing a financial and criminal check?
- Will they make me fill SF85P? Has anyone done this kind of check? Since its not a clearance check I am not sure what to expect. I am just worried about my resume.
- If they make me fill SF85P I will be writing the truth in it and it will mismatch with resume. Will it land me an automatic rejection or what can happen? Is there a chance to still get this job?
Things I exaggerated are: I combined 2 work exp into 1 company to look better/avoid gap etc. Added my unpaid work experience in resume too as it was more relevant.