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

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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 ...
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effect of paid collection on pre employment credit check

Could anyone say if it is like that an offer will be rescinded for a small (~300) paid collection on your credit report for a job in financial services? I received an offer when I interned for them ...
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How should I address a non-violent criminal record when applying for jobs?

I have cleared interview of a major tech company and right now background checks are going on through third party company. I had a small issue of being charged with a misdemeanor that is a reduced ...
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Does a background check include if you paid your taxes or not?

In 2010 - 2011 I did freelance web development as my only source if income. All the money I received was under the table and I didn't pay taxes. I did, however, pay taxes for 2012 I want to work for ...
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What in a background check can be grounds for revoking an offer? [closed]

I recently accepted an offer from a big company. The employment offer was contingent on a 10-year background check. I accepted the offer since nothing in the background check should be any problem. ...
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Issue with background-check on previous employment start-date

I am a recent graduate and I was given an entry level IT job offer by a large corporation not too long ago. They required a recent computer science graduate for the position, I met the requirement and ...
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How can I protect myself when accepting a position that will force me to move abroad

6 weeks ago, I accepted a job offer for a senior position based overseas and signed and returned the offer letter. The onboard date was determined to be 2 weeks from now. Everything seems good. I am ...
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How do prospective employers screen private social networking profiles?

How do prospective employers go about screening candidates' social networking profiles if they have high privacy settings and are not friends with the person? Do they have some "back door" access if ...
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What should I do if I accept a position, start work, and then they tell me on day 1 my background check didn't clear?

After taking my drug test and background check I was told I was clear to workl I even put on my application about my 2 charges in detail and dates. He asked when I wanted to start, and I told him I ...
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Post hiring checks with the previous employer

I saw this discussion about post hiring checks with the previous employer and was just curious how common of a practice it is for a new employer to call the most recent previous employer to check on ...
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Pre-Employment Background check: what constitutes “bad”?

At least in the US, job offers are typically contingent upon background checks. From my experience, these checks typically include a criminal background check, a driver's history check, and a credit ...