Hi everyone, I am applying for jobs in consultancies at the moment.
The only work experience I have so far has been an unpaid internship at a small firm in Asia. I have a certificate of employment and a professional recommendation, but there are reasons why I feel I may face problems during the background checks- 1. My boss no longer works there, 2. I am not on the payroll so HR probably has no record of my existence. It doesn’t help that this was 3 years ago, so any temporary records will now be lost or erased.
Had my boss still been there she could have verified me, but unfortunately that isn’t possible.
Will I get into trouble because of this? I really want to put the internship on my CV because it was a really good learning experience and I did very well in it. However, I don’t want to get into trouble with the background checks because I am pretty sure it will be next to impossible for them to confirm my internship by calling HR.