hi friends, I am B tech worked for 1 yr in IT after that I left job for MBA preparation and did a project from home for a startup firm, I didn't get admission in MBA , so I tried for job but due to gap I was not getting job, then, I shown startup company experience and I got selected. i worked for two years , now i am trying to search next job , should i remove that startup company experience because it is closed now, nobody is in my contact for verification. although last company has mentioned joining experience in offer letter.
From India, Delhi

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Many companies do get closed.That is part of normal commercial circumstances.
If you have worked and have some sort of proof of the nature of work done,then why remove it??
Working in a start up company is a learning experience and needs to be highlighted instead of removing it.
Highlight the role you played in the project and how it added to your skill..
Otherwise you may have to explain the gap of one year in your CV.

From India, Pune
I don't have evidence, at the time I did project, I was having only reference check and company considered. now current company is asking for hard copy proof which I don't have now. I lost a company offer nowadays when I told the reason and truth. that's why I am thinking to remove it.
From India, Delhi
I don’t hvhave evidence of any hard copy etc, and nowadays I am not in contact with any of them, I lost a company offer last month because I told truth tto them.
From India, Delhi

""I lost a company offer last month because I told truth tto them.""
Many companies close down as I earlier mentioned.
I really cannot understand why any company should have doubts on that-do you have any payslips of that start up or even your passbook with deposit entries of your monthly pay.

From India, Pune
hi in my case I don’t have evidence to prove , it was only reference check of that company which proved my experience, if I remove then do it will make any issue.
From India, Delhi
no I don't have deposit entry, I was paid by cash, company was just started when I joined, I asked them if I will get any offer how will I prove my experience then they told to give there reference, but now after 2 and half year I am not in contact with anybody.
From India, Delhi
Interesting case actually

If I understand correctly, you first worked for an IT firm for a year

Then you left to study but didn't study.

You worked for a year for a startup on contract not on rolls, and payment was in cash.

After that you worked with another company that still exists.

In normal scheme of things, there is nothing wrong of having worked on project basis for a startup, irrespective of whether it closed. You need to get in touch with the owners of that company. Find them using Google, linked in or Facebook. Or on their old mobile numbers, which they'd probably not changed.

Otherwise, you need to tell your new company that you do not have any proof of having worked there as company is closed and that they were paying you cash. Some will accept some will not. Find those who do and proceed. Most will be more concerned with your current company than with the old one.

If you remove that experience, then you need to explain to the company is there is a gap and what you did at that time. I think the gap raises more concern. In fact your previous company reaction stems from suspicion that you didn't actually work but created an experience to cover a gap.

From India, Mumbai


What you write is quite valid.

Experience being created to cover a gap.

While it may not be true in this case,there are many who create such employment.

What probably employees of such company should do when being paid in cash is to ensure their employment profile comes up.

If you are in FB,Linked in etc do mention your current employment,post some images of company or the work you are involved in etc off course keeping company security policy in mind.

Be in touch with other employees through FB or form FB group.That way a legitimate profile can be set up.

Payslips,bank payment are normal things in companies and when they avoid such basic documentation,then this kind of alternate evidence can be of use when BGC is carried out.

BGC people look at the FB profile of each candidate nowadays.

Your CV should be a truthful reflection of your work,qualification and achievements.

I just cannot understand why one would hide his work in a project ,just because company is closed.

He should proudly mention---I prepared project X within budget or ahead of time with limited resources etc.

From India, Pune
ASSUMING what you mentioned is the Truth, Saswata Banerjee has given you the right suggestions.
There are guys who FAKE experience to cover gaps & here you are who wants to FAKE a gap in career !!!
Just Google the names of the Owners/Directors [or anyone whom YOU think can stand as a Reference for your work there, maybe the Manager] of the Startup Company that closed down.....they are sure to show-up in some Forum......Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc, etc
In short, try to leverage your experience in the project there [which obviously needs to be backed by your Interview performance]....like Nathrao suggested....which shouldn't be difficult in the IT line.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad

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