Questions relating to checks made into ones past to determine suitability and legality for the job.

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Walmart background check [on hold]

I received my background check with competitive. Which I assume means hired but there is a Grey flag next to it. What does that mean?
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Unexpected employment date issue in background check. How do I proceed?

I was recently offered a job out of graduate school and did not expect any issues with my background check. Unfortunately, a discrepancy for employment end date showed up for my undergraduate research ...
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Disallowing religious observations [closed]

There is a country contemplating banning Islam from being practiced on it's shores. If this happens would it be wise for locally owned businesses to inquire into the religions of their overseas ...
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What to write on a background check

I'm wondering what is the proper approach for the following situation: I'm technically a contract employee at a large company. On my resume I did not mention I was a contractor and put my title and ...
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Will felony charges from 2004 (adjudication withheld) and 2005 (dropped) show up on a background check? [closed]

I applied for a collections rep, working for a hospital in Florida. I was offered the job pending my background check. I have a felony on my record from 2004, grand theft with adjudication withheld. I ...
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1answer
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Background check company is requesting information that I cannot provide

I currently hold a work permit in US and am employed by a major Bank via an agency. Recently, I received an offer of employment directly from the bank. I have passed my background check, my education ...
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2answers
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Background Check - what have I done HELP?

This will be long, sorry. I really didn't mean to lie to anyone. Back in 1994 I attended a for-profit technical school. I completed a CERTIFICATE computer programming course. Upon completion, I was ...
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Got a conditional offer, background check carried out. Now what? [closed]

I was given a conditional job offer recently. I accepted, was given a start date and was contacted by the background checking company, and haven't heard anything for a few days. My start date is in ...
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Employment Verification & Voluntary Work - Info needed [closed]

Do I need to mention Voluntary work on employment verification ? I had put that on my resume though (didn't mention exclusively on resume that it was Voluntary work) Here is my story I have been ...
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Does “background checks” also mean drug screening?

I got an offer letter from an employer that said my employement is contingent on a successful background check. There is no mention of drug screening anywhere. Do employers have to explicitly state ...
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1answer
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Dont have relieving letter from my first company [duplicate]

I have total experience of 2.7 years. In that experience, I have worked in two companies. I have experience of 1.6 years in my first company which was a very small company. They used to torture me by ...
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1answer
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Background check leading to offer getting rescinded [closed]

I currently accepted and signed a job offer for Company A since they did not give more time and I had no choice. The joining date would be 6 months after I signed the offer. 2 months before the ...
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3answers
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Strategies for filtering candidates where you can't do or trust a background check

I have a strange situation where I have had to take over a network from a newly employed IT professional (4 months) because he now is in jail pending serious fraud charges (unrelated to the job). I ...
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1answer
186 views

background check of my to be employer [closed]

I have resigned two days back in my current organisation because i got the offer from my dream company. I have joining after 3 months. Now here is the thing, I have heard that my current employer (say ...
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1answer
624 views

What are the consequences of absconding a company I just joined to join another company in India? [closed]

It's been a week I joined a new company, I would like to abscond the company and join other company because of some reasons. I don't want the experience letter from the company as I'm not going to ...
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1answer
344 views

Could being sued affect my background check? [closed]

I have a contract with a scholarship agency in a small European country where I agreed that I would return to my country after finishing the studies abroad. A few years ago I got a good job abroad and ...
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3answers
231 views

Is it acceptable to offer assistance for background check?

It's been 2 weeks since I provided contacts for background check and as far as I know, no one has been contacted yet. I asked the recruiter if I can help out by providing more information if necessary ...
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3answers
169 views

Getting a new full time job with a side business [closed]

I have a full-time job and also have a small hobby side business that is completely unrelated to my full-time job. I'm trying to find a new job at the moment, and it will be unrelated to my side ...
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I got a job offer, but I lied about a few months on my current work history [duplicate]

So I just received a job offer from a small-to-mid sized company. I signed the acceptance letter and accepted the background check, but checked a "No" for may we contact your current employer. I ...
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2answers
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Omitted short-term job from job application and worried about background check

So I received a formal job offer last week, and I am now going through the background check process to get everything finalized. I have one job that I left off of my resume that was a six-week stint ...
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employement verification issues would i still get the job? [closed]

I need help! im freakinggg out. I recently got offered a positon and when they did a background check of my employment there was a small discrepancy. They did verify I worked there but the dates were ...
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Background Check Question about end of employment [duplicate]

So back in July I put in a 3 weeks notice for my job because I was going to pursue a career in teaching. The next day I got recruited for another job unrelated to teaching, but it was a very good ...
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How do I verify that a company offering a job actually exists?

I have recently received a job offer from a company called 'Edsor Travel and Tours' and am unsure if they actually exist at all. The job tasks surround payment and account management and could be ...
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How to tell a company I won't do a background check?

To make a very long story short, I will summarize the cause of my issue. In 2005 I was charged with several felonies I did not do. In 2007, after a couple years of fighting in court, my lawyer and I ...
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2answers
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When should I tell a prospective employer about a criminal conviction that resulted in a felony? [duplicate]

During the interview? After the conditional offer? Prior to the background check? Never? I had a job offer recently for a data scientist role and didn't disclose it because they never asked. They ...
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2answers
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should people with expunged convictions be up front about it?

So I have a friend that took a deferred adjudication plea for a misdemeanor theft charge. The problem is that that's now showing up when employers do background checks on this friend and they're being ...
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Background verification issue

I recently got offered a job with Morgan Stanley and as part of the on boarding process, am required to undergo background verification. I provided all the required documents. Now, in one of my ...
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employment background check (error due to old version of resume)

I had an interview for "Position A" last month but with no success. Recruiter called me again and asked me whether I'm interested in "Position B". I said yes. The recruiter used the resume for ...
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1answer
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Job-Title: What to put when your boss and you disagree [duplicate]

I spent a few years doing systems administration tasks for a small company who's best idea of what to call me was an "IT Specialist". I had no official job title or contract, nor was I hired in ...
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Convicted felon looking for a job

I am a software developer who was convicted of a drug distribution felony (Schedule 3, non-recreational pharmaceutical) in the federal system (meaning no possibility of expungement) a few years back. ...
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0answers
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Background check problem - mismatched previous employment dates [duplicate]

I got a conditional job offer (pending background check). My resume stated I worked for a company from Sept 2007 - Jan 2010. But, I worked for them from Sept 2007 - April 2009, and from Sept 2009 to ...
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4answers
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What can companies do to uncover fake diplomas such as those purportedly sold by Axact?

So I was reading this article in New York Times about Axact, a Pakistan-based Company that seems to be in the business of selling fake diplomas. The case of Axact is also not some small operation ...
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Background checks: how common is it to collect and actually obtain salary/income information for IT candidate?

For the last few years, I have been working as a programmer for a Massachusetts-based retailer. This has been a long term contract role through a staffing firm. The staffing firm has been paying me as ...
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Have an offer, and a tentative start date, pending background check? [duplicate]

I have a written offer from HR,and as expected they are wanting a background screening. I do not have any bankruptcies,accounts in collections,charge offs repos, or foreclosures, but I have one ...
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3answers
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I'm updating my CV and wish to omit some old and less respectable items. Should I?

I'm about to begin working on my old résumé which has been gathering dust for some years. With a fresh look at the things I find myself willing to get rid of some of the old items I believe to be no ...
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4answers
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How will an arrest during my teens affect my background check?

I'm 20 and living in California. I have just passed all the interview stages for a Wells Fargo teller position. All I need to complete the interview process is the background check. However I'm ...
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3answers
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Is it ever okay to accept a conditional offer before background check clears? [duplicate]

Is it ever okay under ANY circumstance to put in a resignation at your current job because you have a CONDITIONAL OFFER from another company? The offer is CONTINGENT on successfully passing a ...
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Why is a company pushing me to start without results of background check?

A company wants to rush a start date without having results of a background check. This is the second time it's happened to me. It makes me feel uncomfortable. They want me to put in my two weeks ...
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2answers
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Verbal offer but no response from company

Three weeks ago I was verbally offered a job and I accepted. I filled out my background consent form and stated that I was honest and divulged that I was convicted of a misdemeanor. My background ...
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Employment contract says the position is subject to credit check, background check, reference check, and drug test. Will they actually do all of that?

I am a college student accepting an offer for a six month internship at a smallish startup. Their employment contract states "As standard procedure for all new hires, this position is subject to ...
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How to address pay discrepancy…from 10 years ago?

After a few days during my wife's background check, one of the higher ups said there's a pay discrepancy on a job from 10 years ago (which would put her at 23). The salary amount my wife told the ...
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Background checks and convictions [closed]

I have an offer contingent on a background check. At no point has anyone asked me about any criminal history. 2 years ago I was charged with possession of alcohol -a violation - and possession - a ...
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1answer
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Waiting on a call-back

So I recently applied at Target and already completed my interview. Immediately after my interview they offered a job to me contingent on my passing of a drug test. I took the drug test the next day ...
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Do U.S. companies verify a candidate's foreign work history?

Case: A foreigner who's lived and worked abroad becomes a US. resident (LPR: Lawful Permanent Resident). When applying for a job in the States, he lists his foreign experience (at a multinational ...
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My employer could not remember my pay or starting/ending dates…and he's my dad [closed]

I had an interview for a Sales position with a highly successful company, and they called me the next day to make an offer. Not surprisingly, and understandably, the offer is contingent upon my ...
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2answers
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Advice for including work in a background check if not on resume due to job being a poor fit

I've gotten to the point in my career where I have enough work experience that my resume has gotten rather lengthy. So, to keep it focused, I recently trimmed some irrelevant and outdated information. ...
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Previous employment history [closed]

I recently got a job offer for a company that I have really wanted to get into. The position that I had applied for is different from my current role of two years but the new role is going to be a ...
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Can prospective employers generally find out if a candidate was fired for cause?

In the US it's pretty common for prospective employers to contact a candidate's previous employers to verify employment (dates and job title, at least). In the US, lawsuits are common enough that ...
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How detailed are employers in background checks? [closed]

I understand that employers will check employment and academic history including the dates. But does anyone know if they will check the specific projects/tasks that you mention in your resume? Is ...
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Do I have reason to be concerned about my background check?

I recently accepted a position with a major oil company. My background check was completed roughly on November 6th. This company told me that RC was scheduled to review it November 17th. I have not ...