I've gotten to the point in my career where I have enough work experience that my resume has gotten rather lengthy. So, to keep it focused, I recently trimmed some irrelevant and outdated information.
One thing that didn't make the cut was a job I had for two months three and a half years ago. To make a long story short it just wasn't what I thought it was going to be, my day-to-day responsibilities were not at all what I signed up for. I talked it over with my boss, gave my two weeks notice, and we parted ways.
I kept this position on my resume for a while but I wasn't there long enough to accomplish anything significant and don't consider the experience relevant to my intended career path so I removed it from my LinkedIn and resume.
Fast forward over three years and I've been offered a job with a company that wants to do a background check that (obviously) will involve verifying my past employment. Is it going to be a problem if I include this job in the background check? Or, since it's not on my resume and I was only there for two months, should I just leave it out?
My inclination is to include it (honesty being the best policy) but I've got this nagging paranoia that it's going to be a problem. I left this company on good terms so I have no problem with anybody calling them to verify my employment there. I'm just suddenly afraid that this will be seen as lying on my resume which is absolutely not my intent.
Should I include this job on my background check paperwork or continue to leave it out?