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. Background checks can. What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

Looking for a Job? Prepare for the Background Check

Career Alley

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on.

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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.

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? Companies either verify each item on the resume one at a time (contacting each employer and each school that they want to verify) or hire a background check company to do that for them.

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. Background checks will outline whether candidates have the right qualifications, character and fitness for the position.

Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. Email this to people who want to use anything and everything on the background.

Employment Background Check Red Flags

Boomers Next Step

People get for lots of reasons. It may be because of possible employment, renting an apartment or home, or even online dating. 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

Incriminating Background Check for Marketing Director

Careers Done Write

I have been interviewing and have been preliminarily offered a role, but have been asked to provide authorization for a full background check including credit report and criminal history. Dear Deb, Q.

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. Unlike most company’s background checks, this humanizes the process. Unique features are available to job seekers to annotate their background check.

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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?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. Job background check image from Bigstock.

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. Today’s employers, especially large. Careers Employment Job interview

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

Ask A Manager

I 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. My understanding is that, while California is not a “ban the box” state, and the city where the company is located is not either, best practices are to present an offer, or, at a minimum, seriously consider a candidate prior to conducting background screenings.

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

Professional Resume Services

The recent rash of people faking their educational credentials on their resumes has employers doing full background checks , not just on educational credentials, but credit checks, Department of Motor Vehicles checks, drug screenings and anything else that can turn up infractions or crimes.

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. Employment Background Checks are a fact of life in the US, so the Federal Trade Commission monitors them.

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Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

The recent rash of people faking their educational credentials on their resumes has employers doing full background checks , not just on educational credentials, but credit checks, Department of Motor Vehicles checks, drug screenings and anything else that can turn up infractions or crimes.

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?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission.

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. Companies are increasingly using background checks as a way to protect themselves from liabilities as well as criminals from working at their companies.

Why Blockchain Technology Will Improve the Hiring Process

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting Background checks Blockchain candidate experience Cryptocurrency CV Tips Digital IDBlockchain is a developing technology for cryptocurrencies. Without any central authority, it helps maintain an auditable ledger of transaction history on anything purchased.

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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). I have been upfront with my background (nothing major) and credit past to both my hiring manager and HR. I stated to them in an email that I could not give notice until the background check clears and I get written confirmation of this.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

Technology has made the employment background screening an accessible tool and made this process popular; but employers still make error in employment checks practices and processes. Ways to avoid common mistakes in employment checks. Neglecting ideal background check strategy.

100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read

Catherines Career Corner

All about Jobs Career Career help Cover Letter CV CV/Resume Interview Job Interview Jobs Leadership and Career Management Networking Personal Branding Salary Self-Development Skills Skills Portfolio Social Media 100 Blog Articles That Every Job Seeker Should Read Background check Business Employment Job hunting Labour economics Personal Branding Blog Résumé UnemploymentTweet.

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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. Unlike most company’s background checks, this humanizes the process. Unique features are available to job seekers to annotate their background check.

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. If you’re lucky enough to score a second interview and finally the offer, you get to be subject to all kinds of checks. Background checks. Reference checks.

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].

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.”. She went to work to complete her pending projects before her departure, and gave little attention to the “Background Check Contingency.”.

The Right to Be Forgotten

Blogging4jobs

For companies who choose to use social media, google and the Internet as part of their background check processes, this Internet privacy protection precedent provides an entirely new can of worms to follow, and spells money and trouble for websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.

“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. Could I sue the background registry company? .

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

Jobacle

Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employeesPeople who are interviewing potential employees always have one single overwhelming concern: that the person across the table is out and out lying to them.

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. Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Blogging4jobs

Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. Check out the AP article that inspired this post. . Social Media Best Practices for Hiring & Screening on Facebook.

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.

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. Continued at [link].

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. Recruiters will at some point research you before either contacting you for an interview or before hiring you. What will they be looking for?

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! Make sure that your interview kit is ready to go with a properly fashioned reference sheet.

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. Employment Law Attorney Offers Solution for Risk and Social Media as Background Check. Treat Informal Checks as Formal.

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. You have nothing to worry about from a background screening. The solution, quite simply, is to run a background check on yourself before you commence a job search.

Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking

RedStarResume

Facebook And Your Job Application… It is estimated that over 80% of employers conduct background checks on potential candidates that they are looking to hire, and some of these background checks now include social media checks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Non-referenced Employers Can Still Hurt You

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Most likely, the new companies are doing background checks. Just because you don’t list an employer on applications doesn’t mean it doesn’t show up in a background check. Job Search background check career job references searchDear J.T. &

Can’t Get a Job Because Someone Stole My Identity

Career Realism

& Dale: If someone were to do a background check on me, he or she would think I’m a terrible person. I’m trying to apply for menial work at retail stores, but the electronic applications ask for a Social Security number and permission for a background check.

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. The company extends an offer, the candidate negotiates, and then it’s done! Sounds easy, enough, right? It is, until suddenly you’re the hiring manager.

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