Obtaining Exact Dates On Work History

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icecold24k's Comment
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I need some advice. I was wondering how to go about getting my work history for the last 10 years like most companies require on their online applications. I have a stable work history however I am having trouble getting the exact dates of my jobs and I cant remember them either. Calling my previous employers hasn't been much help. I know I can get this info from the social security office I believe however I know there is a charge for this. It cost something like $156. Is this my only other option?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Most companies need dates to the month, as Oct. 2010 - Jun. 2012.

If you have more than a few employers in the last ten years, make a list of them, work out the order, then pencil in the dates. I had to slightly fudge a few. The main thing is to account for all your time. The web page you fill out will catch all the gaps, then give you a chance to adjust them.

Did you put your pay stubs in a drawer where they're composting? If you kept copies of all ten income tax forms with W4's, there ya go.

If you're like me, when you moved, the papers went into a box, that's inside a large box marked "Important papers" that's on the garage or attic.

Once you work out one, be sure to copy it for yourself so you don't have to do it again.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Also depends on the company. Prime only wants 5 years from me unless I have previous commercial driving experience. But, I went to irs.gov and got all my tax records since the begging which at least reminds me where my employment was for which year including corporate addresses. Then, I downloaded all my bank records for the duration of the account. From there I cross referenced my direct deposits and check deposits with the tax records to get the months of employment. A little time consuming but, this is also how I got all my addresses too.

Large Marge's Comment
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Also depends on the company. Prime only wants 5 years from me unless I have previous commercial driving experience. But, I went to irs.gov and got all my tax records since the begging which at least reminds me where my employment was for which year including corporate addresses. Then, I downloaded all my bank records for the duration of the account. From there I cross referenced my direct deposits and check deposits with the tax records to get the months of employment. A little time consuming but, this is also how I got all my addresses too.

That's a smart way to go about it. I had to go to the irs website to get wage and income transcripts as part of my application.(http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript)

Good luck to you at Prime. I look forward to reading about your journey.

icecold24k's Comment
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Thanks everyone for all the helpful information.

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