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

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background check for employment [on hold]

What can hold a background check from being verified for employment with a company? It's been weeks and apparently they haven't yet received my background check...?
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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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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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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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Is it ever okay to accept a conditional offer before background check clears?

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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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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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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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 ...
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Is possible company will let go background check

I have been employed by my company for 5 months now as a developer and they have a client that asked to have every employee with access to customer data checked with a background check. They are ...
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How do background checks verify employment?

I heard companies usually outsource background checks to other companies. I also heard that background checks verify criminal history, education and employment. I know you can find criminal records ...
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Background check employment verification [duplicate]

I have a couple of questions about employment verification in my background check. The background check company is HireRight. On my resume and application I put down that I worked at my last job ...
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Is setting your Facebook profile public to search engines ever advantageous? [closed]

I was fiddling with my Facebook security and privacy settings when I stumbled to this option (which I wasn't aware was controllable!). Question : Assume a decent Facebook profile for a work ...
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...
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Confused over job title in resume for background verification [closed]

I have worked in the software industry for a total of 3 years. During this time, I worked for company 'X' who had a product called 'spark'. My title when I joined this company was "Spark Network ...
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Should I tell new employer I omitted a job on CV?

I'm a student and I have occupied a position shortly (work less than 7 days in total over 4 months) in a franchise during my studies a few years ago, but didn't make through the probation period, ...
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Have job offer from major tech firm. Will 'Driving under the influence' (DUI) from 3 years ago be a show stopper? [closed]

So as the title says, I was recently given a job offer from a tech giant in Texas. The job is software development. I was asked to fill out an application and fill out the background investigation ...
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background check issue - current company

I have been part of a Software Company for the past 3.5 years. We are a small company of 5 employees (3 perm, 2 contract). There's no HR dept and Director is responsible HR/Payroll, accounting etc. ...
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A temp agency is asking me to release all my medical records. Should I be suspicious?

I'm 17 in the U.S. (California) and have found an internship with a software company. This is the second internship I've had, and have been employed over the summer once before. They've asked me to ...
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3 interviews..job offer..clear background check…and no call? [closed]

I have been interviewing this past month for a 3 month paid internship this summer. After a phone interview, I did 2 in-person interviews. Almost 2 weeks later on a Friday, HR finally calls me and ...
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Should I follow-up with potential employer after giving background check consent?

After interviewing and taking a computer assessment with a company, Human Resources contacted me to ask for my consent for a background check. I sent in the consent and received confirmation it was ...
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Can I ask a freelance agency to not send me my own personal info through email?

To be clear, I'm an independent contractor: people come to their website and ask for services, and I reply to the ones I can help with. If they decide to go with me, all payment goes through the ...
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Should I include my recent job for the background check or not?

I left my last organization and joined a new company within the last two months. Now I have received another offer from a very reputed company. I have not informed them about my latest job and they ...
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Is a breach of copyright a disqualifying factor in security clearances?

If I'm known to have breached copyright in software systems, trade secrets and intellectual property of commercial firms, will that be a deciding factor for being granted government security ...
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should I fill in the Background verification before accepting the offer letter?

I recently got a job offer from a big MNC. They sent me the offer letter through mail and asked me to fill in the verification form (offered by third party services like HireRight). Now I don't have ...
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Is it safe to Provide the New company my Bank Information at the time of Induction?

Currently I am on Notice period. I have found a new Job during this period. But the New company where I will Join is asking for Cancelled Cheque, Account Number, IFSC Code and Bank Name for Induction ...
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How does Background Verification through NASSCOM work?

Recently I got an offer from a multinational corporation and they want me to register in the National Skills Registry (NSR) and I registered. My first company registered in 2011. I worked there from ...
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How to respond for discrepancy in Background check?

I've Joined one IT MNC and after 2.5 months they told me that they found some discrepancy in my background verification. My previous employer told them that the documents are correct but the salary is ...
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Software development after working in the adult industry [duplicate]

I'm currently in school studying for a BS in Computer Science. I have a job to help cover my expenses, but it doesn't pay enough, it's stressful, and the hours are inconvienient. I've recently been ...
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Does Background check contains information regarding visa processing as well [duplicate]

I have accepted the offer from a company and now interviewing with other company. A - company of which I have accepted the offer B - Company for which I am interviewing I am a F-1 student and company ...
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Are fingerprints taken for a background check digitized?

A family member is a candidate for a contract position. The position requires a background check, including fingerprints (this information was just shared). The concern is that the prints will be ...
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Removing fake experience from my resume

I was searching for jobs for 6 months after I graduated. I signed a contract with a consulting company for 12 months. But after joining, the company faked my resume and submitted me to clients. Now ...
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Background check cleared, but employer still needs to contact my current employer

My Background check is cleared, however my new employer still needs to contact my current HR for my current employer. Should I resign prior to them contacting my current employer, or should I wait ...
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What does this Background check response mean?

I have just received the following: As of now we have cleared all of your references and it looks like your education and employment and employment at Sick Kids have been completed by our vendor ...
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Reference check

I was restaurant manager 2 years back outside US. Now I found new job and they are asking 3 years worth of reference contact details. It's hard for me to get contact details. What should I tell them?
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I'm under 18 and may get a background check that shows I'm on probation, how can I overcome this and get the job?

I am looking for a new job, and they all say I need to go through a background check. I live in Arkansas and am only 17, so I'm not considered an adult. I'm on unsupervised probation for my friend ...
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Can I call the company overseeing my background check to explain information?

I accepted an offer contingent on background check. My résumé includes a job I do on the side without any official papers or payment - just part time work for a friend's company. All of that was clear ...
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What does an employer check as part of a background check

When a new employer does a background check on you, what exactly are they checking? I understand that it combines a criminal record check but what else? Will they call up each of the past employers ...
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Background check through staffing firm prior to recieving offer

I am considering taking on a contract-to-hire position with a staffing firm. I am working with a recruiter, he is working for a reputable staffing company. The company he connected me with is ...