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What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s not uncommon for them to conduct a background check on a potential candidate to make sure that everything is in order.

Looking for a Job? Prepare for the Background Check

Career Alley

Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. Joey Trebif.

Background Checks Are Being Used More Often

Professional Resume Services

Many companies are turning to background checks in an effort to reduce hiring questionable employees. While a lot of people do not like someone checking into their personal lives, it is becoming something whether you like it or not in order to get a job. There are many reasons why background checks are being performed.

Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This infographic (from First Contact HR ) shows why it is always important to background check when recruiting. Takeaway.

how do background checks work?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about background screenings. How does a background screening work? Do hiring managers check each university/degree listed one at a time? But those security checks also generally require you to list everything in your background, rather than picking and choosing anyway. reference

4 Things You Should Know About Background Checks

Career Rocketeer

Have you already made it past the job interview and now realize that it’s time for the background check? Job Search Ad1 SEO1

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking ForNo one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies.

Second Chance for Job Seekers with Good Hire

Competitive Resumes

For the last ten years Good Hire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks.

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Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

Email this to people who want to use anything and everything on the background. Here's where the moderate republican comes out in me.

Incriminating Background Check for Marketing Director

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb, Q. have a few blemishes on my credit and was arrested for DUI in 1994. Ask Deb job search

Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious background checks and how much information do I have to give?”

Conducting Your Own Background Check

Boomers Next Step

If you are looking for a new job, odds are good that prospective employers who are seriously considering you will conduct a background check. With today’s technology, there’s no telling what they may learn about you — unless you beat them to it by conducting your own check on yourself.

Protect Your Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

Your best option if you have DUI’s on your record, or if you have served jail time, is to admit to it up front on a background check.

Have You Looked At Your Credit Report?

Professional Resume Services

Actually, your credit is something you should be in the habit of checking several times a year. This link is to a pdf of the law.

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Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

Your best option if you have DUI’s on your record, or if you have served jail time, is to admit to it up front on a background check.

employer wouldn’t interview me unless I authorized an invasive background check before we even talked

Ask A Manager

left the field blank but then turned the page to find several authorizations to perform a credit check, criminal background, motor vehicle and reference checks. I had not yet met the hiring manager, nor was I clear on the job description. When I met the hiring manager, she immediately asked me to consent to the screening.

Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies

Blogging4jobs

Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. What Ban the Box Means for Employers and Job Candidates.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

Ways to avoid common mistakes in employment checks. Neglecting ideal background check strategy. Author bio. This is a Guest post.

Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Blogging4jobs

Credit checks by employers are up 6% over last year to 21% according to a 2011 report by EmployeeScreenIQ. Background checks.

Second Chance for Job Seekers with GoodHire

Competitive Resumes

For the last ten years, GoodHire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks.

new employer wants me to give notice before I’ve passed the background check

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I received a great job offer, contingent upon passing a background/credit check/drug test. I was told that the background check takes up to 10 business days (they use lexis-nexis). have been upfront with my background (nothing major) and credit past to both my hiring manager and HR. job offers

The Right to Be Forgotten

Blogging4jobs

Ever wished that your late night drunken tweet didn’t get tweeted or that video of you doing unmentionables vanished into thin air?

The “Background-Check” Provision in Offer Letters – A Risk You Should Try to Reduce

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just before the place for her to sign, her Offer Letter contained an extremely common clause, often referred to as a “Background Check Contingency.”. This offer is contingent upon satisfactory (a) drug test screening, (b) fingerprinting, (c) background check, and (d) confirmation of your ability to work in the United States.”.

100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read

Catherines Career Corner

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How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

Many companies are unknowingly using social media as a form of a background check resulting in Social Media Discrimination. 

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Blogging4jobs

Check out the AP article that inspired this post.  . Social Media Best Practices for Hiring & Screening on Facebook. Photo Credit. .

5 Ways To Get Job References When A Company Refuses

reCareered

Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Job job search Planning referenceWhat can you do when your old company refuses to provide references? Read the article to learn 5 ways to get references from companies who refuse to give them. Continued at [link].

“Background Check done incorrectly – anything I can do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I was offered a job by phone, and accepted it, pending a background check. The next day I received a phone call from the company’s HR Director in which he told me the offer was rescinded due to several items that appeared on my background check, including convictions for crimes in states I had never been to.

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking ForNo one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies.

3 Tips to Determine if Your (Future) Employees are Trustworthy

Jobacle

Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employeesGet Your Facts.

My Ex-Employer Can’t Say That! Or Can They?

reCareered

Employment Law Featured reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Employment employment law headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference researchAre you concerned about what a former employer might say in a reference call? Learn what a prior employer can say about you. and what they can't say.

Best Practices for Identifying Excellent References for Your Job Search

Boomers Next Step

First, Careers Job News background check resumeAre Your References Available on Request? Best Practices for Identifying Excellent References If you’ve had your resume prepared professionally by a reputable resume writing service, you’re probably preparing for the interview for a job you truly want. Congratulations!

5 REASONS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE NEW BACKGROUND CHECK

Call to Career

According to a representative for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 70% of recruiters are required to research candidates online. And a New York Times article states that 70% of recruiters have rejected candidates after having done an online search. So what can you expect as a job seeker? It’s a given. What will they be looking for?

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Blogging4jobs

Check out  Part 1:  As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. Social Intelligence: No Risk Employee Background Checks.

Should Recent College Grads Care about Finding out what’s on Their Record?

Careers Done Write

You hardly even think about it when the interviewer tells you that they will be running a background check on you. Inaccurate Records.

Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking

RedStarResume

Companies conduct background checks in order to try to paint an accurate picture of who you really are and to avoid negligent hiring.

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

Many organizations fail to properly communicate a policy change using an employee acknowledgment as a fail safe crux.  Front Line Manager Meetings.

Non-referenced Employers Can Still Hurt You

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Most likely, the new companies are doing background checks. Job Search background check career job references search

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

These departments can share with your situations and scenarios they may have already encountered by having an online presence. Control.

How Employers Really Hire an Employee

Evil HR Lady

HR performs background checks. Everyone knows how hiring works from the candidate’s point of view. It goes like this: Job is posted. Candidates submit resumes. The recruiter reviews the resumes and does phone screens. The top candidates come in and interview. The hiring manager decides which candidate to hire.

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