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Big 4 background check – employment history

I’m going through the background check for the entry level auditing job next year.


I had a job for about three years between my undergrad and getting my masters that was unrelated to accounting. During that time, there was a three month gap where I quit my job, explored another opportunity at a different company which did not work out, and then was asked to come back to my first job which I accepted. I did not disclose any of this to my recruiter or any of my interviewers because I thought it was irrelevant. I also did not list the other job or the employment break on my online application or my resume because I thought it was unimportant.


I’ll be sure to list this leave of absence on my background check forum. Should I call my recruiter to let her know about this or does none of this matter?