Does having declaring bankruptcy 2 years ago affect my background check? I was told I would be hired for a position once my background check cleared.I have not heard back from the potential employer. Is there a way to find out abut the reason why I may not have gotten the job?
Bankruptcy will only be in issue for some background checks. If you were applying for a position where your financial condition was important, then a recent bankruptcy could be a negative factor.
It will also depend on if they asked you to answer questions in advance. Some places ask you to provide a list of everyplace you have worked, and they want a list of all your credit cards, and loans. They may even ask if you have ever declared bankruptcy or defaulted on a loan.
If they did ask you prior to the check, and you didn't tell them about it; then omitting it would be the bigger issue.
They may or may not tell you why you failed. The decision is up to the employer, it isn't up to the person conducting the investigation. They might come back to you to explain any discrepancies found, or they may ask you to explain some confusing information.
If it has been a while you can follow up. Some checks takes only a couple of days, others take months to complete. They should be able to give you a range of times it typically takes.