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What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

The Undercover Recruiter

Nowadays, employers are more cautious than ever when they hire new staff. Background checks can. View Article.

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.

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

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.

Employment Background Check Red Flags

Boomers Next Step

It may be because of possible employment, renting an apartment or home, or even online dating. People get  for lots of reasons. No matter what the reason, you are trying to make sure that you can trust the person and they are who they say they are. However, if you own a business and are [.]. Careers Job News

Can I Get a Job Without a Background Check?

Career Realism

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

Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

This is an example of someone making a de-centralized decision - poorly.  It doesn't mean Pepsi isn't a great employer. emphasis on moderate.

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.

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.

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 Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

Other potential employers realize that there are risks of employing someone from a company who repeatedly breaks the law.

Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

Other potential employers realize that there are risks of employing someone from a company who repeatedly breaks the law.

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?”

Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?


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

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


Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. Employers want to keep their work places safe.

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network


But for job seekers to provide access to a potential employer to Facebook during a job interview is an unwelcome invasion of privacy that is not right.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

These days, employment screening has become an addition to the HR function. Why employment screening is essential . Author bio.

How Employers Really Hire an Employee

Evil HR Lady

HR performs background checks. To keep reading, click here: How Employers Really Hire an Employee 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. Sounds easy, enough, right?

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The Right to Be Forgotten


Where is Employer Internet Privacy Line? Clearly someone had stolen my phone and tweeted because that tweet couldn’t have come from me.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Wilhelma was a senior investment banker in the energy and power sectors employed by a Wall Street firm. Most intriguing to Wilmelma was the new employer’s offer of both a sizable ownership interest in the firm, and carried interest in its major investment fund. What is a “satisfactory” background check report?

Improve Employment Prospect with a Health Recruiter


That screening includes handling resumes, background checks, and verifying each candidate’s education and credentials.

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


Are you concerned about what a former employer might say in a reference call? Learn what a prior employer can say about you. Employment Law Featured reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Employment employment law headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference research

100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read

Catherines Career Corner


How to Write Social Media Policies


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

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


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

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

No one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies. Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

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

“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.

Update: Facebook Responds to Employers Asking for Passwords

Resume Bear

Like many of you, most Facebook users feel it a violation of privacy for employers to ask such a thing. Today, Facebook responded.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Recent employment practices show your interview starts long before you arrive; it starts online with your social media accounts. Surprised?


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.

Overcoming Obstacles of Employment

Corn on the Job

If approved, the incident will not show up when the background check is run. Career Advice Obstacles of employment

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media


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

Employers Hunt Down Your Bachelor Party Pics on Facebook

Evil HR Lady

More companies are conducting internet background checks to scrape up everything you've ever said and done. Keep reading: Employers Hunt Down Your Bachelor Party Pics on FacebookShould they? And should you care?

Non-referenced Employers Can Still Hurt You

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Most likely, the new companies are doing background checks. Explain in the interview you quit and the old employer resents you.

Why Employers Don’t Hire Veterans


This has raised the question, “Is that the employer’s responsibility, or the responsibility of the applicant to do this research?” My answer is both.

3 Ways To Get Employers To Take Your Brand Seriously

Career Realism

If you mean business (and we know you do!), you need to start polishing up your personal brand – and your strategy for promoting it to employers.

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Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies


That is because an attorneys job is to advise you the employer on the current potential pitfalls and liabilities.  Front Line Manager Meetings.

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.

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies


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