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  • #765

    Kyle008
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    Hello,

    I’ve been out of my sequestration for over a year now but i completing a job application form to work in a retail shop and it’s asking if i’ve ever been bankrupt. What kind of checks can be done which would show i had been bankrupt?

    #766

    Hi Kyle008,

    Your employer can check the insolvency register which will show you were sequestrated. It’s probably best you are honest with the employer as it’s more likely to impact you if they find out in the future.

    #767

    Kyle008
    Participant

    I know i should tell them but i really need the job and they might not check the register, it’s maybe a risk worth taking.

    #768
    Karen Johnstone
    Karen Johnstone
    Moderator

    Hi Kyle

    You often find employers aren’t as bad about dealing with people being sequestrated or bankrupt as they used to be. It can depend on the role you’re applying for but in most cases not declaring has caused more problems than being honest, in my experience anyway.

    #770

    Kyle008
    Participant

    The job i’m applying for could involve working as a cashier at some point, could this be why they are asking?

    #771
    Karen Johnstone
    Karen Johnstone
    Moderator

    There could be many reasons the application form is asking, in my experience it’s just become a standard question most employers ask. I have known many people who work with cash on a daily basis to have been sequestrated and the employers have no problem with it.

    The way i would suggest thinking about it is, if the employer does care about the sequestration question they are likely to check the register, if not you’re as well being honest.

     

    #772

    Kyle008
    Participant

    I suppose you’re right Karen if they don’t check the register i would have been as well tell them the truth, thanks for the advice.

    #773
    Karen Johnstone
    Karen Johnstone
    Moderator

    Glad to help Kyle

    #774

    Kyle008
    Participant

    Hi,

    Just a quick update on my situation with the job. I completed the application form honestly and told them i had been sequestrated, i got an interview where they asked me some questions about it. I just explained ┬áit was due to debts with an ex partner and that i don’t have an issue with managing money any more.

    They were really good about it and said these things happen to everyone, in fact one of the managers said he had also been in a trust deed.

    I’m pleased to say i also got the job and start next week, thanks for the advice guys.

    #775
    Karen Johnstone
    Karen Johnstone
    Moderator

    Hi Kyle,

    I’m happy everything worked out for you in the end and you managed to get the job. Best of luck in the future.

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