A person’s employment history is a record of where that individual has previously worked and what roles they have performed. It will usually include the hiring company, position title, length of service, and sometimes even the salary paid.
When a candidate applies for a new position, they will often be asked to share their employment history with the potential new employer. Businesses use this as a way of filtering out candidates who don’t have the required experience for a position. They may also screen out candidates who have only held short-term roles or have large employment gaps due to the perception that the person may be unreliable.