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Hi All,
I was on bench for around 5 months in one of the IT company since the day I joined that company. Now I got relieving letters from the company and I am in search of new job.
* Should I include name of this company in my resume, although I was on bench ?
*Or is it ok if I tell this to my future employer regarding my bench period on previous company, without mentioning the company name on resume?
In any case my future employer will definitely ask about this 5 month career gap, which is atleast not a smaller gap..
Pls Pls reply.. I really need your advice.
30th March 2015 From India, Bangalore
Akshara - Yes, you should. Being on bench indicates the employer had no project suitable to your skill/s. If you lie, you risk your career - even 5 or 10 or 20 years later.
30th March 2015 From India, Mumbai
So is it not a bad impression about me, that I didnt get any project due to non suitable of my skills? Should I mention this bench period in resume or conveying this verbally would be enough?
30th March 2015 From India, Bangalore
Dear member, Please switch to anonymous mode. It will protect your privacy as we are discussing strategies for your future .
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
Honesty pays.. Please inform them yourself rather than they finding it out later through some other source. Cheers, A.B.
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
Don’t have to mention 'Bench' in the resume or CV, but conveying it verbally is crucial - Don’t forget that.
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
Hi Akshara, In my career even i was on Bench for 8 months, The company never ask or qiestions that were you on bench or not, as far as you are in the compnay. It hardly matters, everyone knows that whene their are no projects employee be on bench untill they get any suitable project.
No one includes info about bench in resume... not required nor you have to speak unless ASKED.
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
You were selected by the company for certain skills and capabilities. and given a particular designation.
Only that needs to be mentioned in your resume.
At the most if asked by new company about what you achieved in previous company,tell them that the project for which you were hired did not take off and you were used in general work of the company.
Such benching takes place in case of many people,not to worry.
But you need to have logical answer ready when future employers ask you anything specific about that particular company employment.
31st March 2015 From India, Pune
A 'logical' answer is why we are diluting our talent pool - too many rehearsed scripts. Time to be upfront and state the truth.
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
No one broadcasts his weakness in an interview.
Here the employee was recruited for a particular job ,but was not used and "benched" for a period of time.
While I am not advocating hiding any fact,one needs to be discrete in answers.
The sheer fact of benching may give negative marks in minds of future employers who may not believe the reasons given by candidate.
There is no dilution of talent pool being ocassioned by not making a public disclosure of "benching"
Every company does its own tests,practical demos before selecting any candidate.
31st March 2015 From India, Pune
The first line convinced me.
It's right - the fault is not just with the candidate but our own understanding of the situation (sure as a sniper shot, had I heard the word 'Bench', I would reject him/her as unsuitable)
And appreciate the sanity check on this one.
31st March 2015 From India, Mumbai
vbrightmanagement@gmail - Not a very bright query, that. Might want to do a Google search or possibly reach out to the Minister of Minimum wages (there should be one - the amount of queries around this topic are huge!)
2nd April 2015 From India, Mumbai
First of all I really appreciate the question, which reflects your faithfulness.
But please don't hide things, please show that you worked in that respective company for 5 months and was on bench due to not having projects.
19th May 2015 From India, Mumbai
Hi Akshara, I think you must tell them about your past 5 months bench period to your future employer even without asking by him. If you did't tell them or after your joining he known from some other source than you may facing the problem and may can't continue with them.
21st May 2015 From India, undefined

I had started my career in a start up company, and i worked there 1 year 8 months and resigned. after 3 month of gap again i joined in the same company and worked for 3 month.

i resigned from the start up, since i got an opportunity with MNC (But contract position). During the Background check, HR called me and said that i have submitted a fake experience certificate because My boss has given a reply saying that i work with the start up only for 3 month, and remaining experience are fake. I got shocked.

And i tried to proof myself by showing EPF like PF passbook and UAN detection details (Because i dont have any proof other than exp certificate and EPF, salary- sometimes they put in bank account and sometimes cash they will give) Meanwhile they did't give time to show these proofs & terminated me.

So, what i have to do,In case if i get a job again if they start BGC and again if they said wrong about my experience Shall i show EPF details as a proof ?
17th June 2017 From India, Bengaluru
You Should show all proofs & documents at first to HR.. I don’t think you will have any problem
19th June 2017 From India, Mumbai
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