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Questions tagged [background-check]

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

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Omit to list a job demotion on resume. Is it going to impact background check for a new job offer?

I have been extended a job offer and the company is going to process the background check for me. In one of my previous jobs, I was demoted to a senior analyst position from a manager position. ...
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Will my job offer be withdrawn/rescinded after background check? [on hold]

I am freaking out at the moment. I jumped the gun and gave my current employer two weeks notice before the employer would tell me if my background check is satisfactory. I know, stupid of me. The ...
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What does a job reference check/back ground check actually entail? [closed]

I was fired from my last job for gross misconduct due to a breach of confidentiality. When i apply for jobs in the future, what exactly happens when my new employer does a reference check on my past ...
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Background Check and Relocation [closed]

Employer offered a job that required relocation and a background check I had been through background checks in the past and had no issues. A few weeks after providing my consent for the check, they've ...
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Does being prescribed anti-depressants, look bad to employers during security clearance background-check (US)?

I am applying for a few jobs in the US Defense industry as an engineer and I know that they ask about prescribed medications during the background check. Would taking anti-depressants hurt my chances ...
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Would changing my job title on my resume make me fail my background check for a bank?

I would like to change my job title on my resume from something like "Business Analyst" to "Product Manager" (sorry cannot give exact details). All other details are correct - Name of organisation, ...
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Extreme background check lag and when to start looking for another job

I have recently accepted an offer for employment from a company. I've signed the initial agreement that stipulates time in the office as well as salary. Unfortunately, it has been over 3 weeks (almost ...
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My university says they have no record of my diploma from 25 years ago. What can I do for my background check?

I got a diploma from University in UK over 25 years ago, background check called the university and the university has no record as it was paper back then. What can i do? My parents no-longer have ...
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What is the most effective strategy of addressing a drug-related arrest during my job hunt?

I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of ...
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Failed background check but not given reason

A month ago I was offered, and signed a contract with a Swedish company in their German office. After that I was asked to sign a consent for background check. The consent form was for a third party ...
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Can a background check discover a job I had for a very short time?

I took two months off between jobs (voluntarily) before my current job. My current job isn't working out, so after 6 weeks, I'm interviewing again. I haven't told my prospective new employers about ...
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Do I tell the recruiter I haven’t resigned yet?

EDIT: Thanks for the advice everyone! I told them as a precaution I wanted to wait for the backcheck to clear. I got a reply the next day from the HR manager that it had cleared so everything’s good ...
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Does this job application verbiage imply that I am consenting to a credit check?

For various reasons, I avoid job applications which require a credit check. I filled out a job application (in the state of Texas) today with this language. How do you interpret this? Does it imply ...
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Police reports and background checks

I'm planning on giving notice today, in anticipation of starting with new firm in two weeks. As usual, the new company will do a background check on me. A month ago some woman in a daycare parking ...
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Dangers for working temp job for only short period [closed]

I have a full-time job as a software developer that is enough to support me, but I am looking to find a temp job to help pay off student loans quicker, among some other expenses. I interviewed with a ...
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Left previous job due to altercation with manager, how to avoid him taking revenge during background check?

I have a job on my resume. I left it due to problems with one of my managers. I had no problems with anybody else there (including the other managers), and I am sure if any of these other managers ...
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Should I tell my previous employer for the possible background checking for my current job application?

I am a PhD student and I am approaching the end of my class. I have received a job offer from a company, and they want me to provide the history of my previous employment. I did an internship at a ...
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What should I do after if I forgot to report a misdemeanor for a background check? [closed]

After I graduated from college (about 2 years ago), I was out with friends and we got a disorderly conduct misdemeanor. It was a VERY minor crime. There is nothing else on my record. I think I should ...
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Can an employer reject a job application based on not having a passport? [closed]

I was contacted by a company after providing them my CV. After that, a few weeks down the line they asked me what my status is in the UK and stated they need this information for a security clearance. ...
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Should we mention 45 days work experience to employer?

I am an IT employee, I've worked totally for 3 organizations until now. In the second organization I worked only for 45 days while in third organization I completed 3 years. Now I am going to join ...
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Provided inaccurate end date during interview. Now they are proceeding with the background check

I made a mistake during interview which told the interviewer I already gave my resignation letter before the interview which previously I thought my resignation notice is 1 weeks. After the company ...
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Will being dismissed from work affect dbs check in England [closed]

The offence was sleeping on wake night duty. Work with vulnerable adults. The police was not involved. Disciplinary meeting lead to summary dismissed. My other question is will they state it in my ...
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Has anyone ever had a company perform a “background check” that included a drug test without mentioning the drug test explicitly? [closed]

I am applying for a job at a non-profit that is federally funded. I was told I needed to pass a background check before getting hired. I have already begun the background check process and there has ...
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Are these inaccuracies in my CV likely to be an issue in the background check? [duplicate]

I am asking this question mostly for my peace of mind since at the moment I probably can't do much more than wait for the outcome of the background check. In my CV I describe my work experience this ...
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Lied on resume, do I come clean? [duplicate]

I recently applied for a job and found out I got the job this week. I have to undergo a background check and send my transcripts. I included a course that I had taken but failed the exam on my resume. ...
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Do I include a 6-mo job on job applications or background checks? [duplicate]

I left a job after 2.5 years to take a new position. I was laid off after 6 months and a few months later, rejoined my old employer in my previous position. I don't include the 6-mo job on my resume (...
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I lied on my job application about dates worked, how should I go about fixing it? [duplicate]

I made the mistake of extending my job history by five months to hide the fact I was fired without cause on my application and resume. It's for a government job and I have received an in person ...
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I lied about my job title. Will that affect my background check or employment verification? [closed]

Let me be candid. I have worked as a software Engineer all my career with 2 years of product management experience (did a startup 4 years ago). I wanted to switched to PM full time but was not getting ...
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Left the job without serving notice period and now I'm in an interview with an MNC. Should I be worried ? Will they find out?

This is going to be long, so please bear with me. After my graduation, I immediately joined a company. I worked there for about 5 months and I resigned from my job there to go to a better company. ...
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Should I give my SSN to recruiter? [duplicate]

I got call from recruiter and he said I should give him my SSN in order to apply to job. From his email: As part of our disclosures and to present you as a qualified Candidate to [Company Name], ...
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What's my best play if there's any issue on my background check with contacting my latest employer?

I was working at my most recent employer until May 21st 2018 (2 week notice given). Applied for a position at another company(a company I've REALLY been wanting to work for in the past 5 years but had ...
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any evidence that correlates bad credit history with poor job performance? [closed]

I have been reading about credit history and job applications. In some US states, it is legal to require a credit history check as a condition of employment. What sociological evidence exists to ...
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Background check of employment history - will employers do so without my knowledge?

I would like to know specifically what is done to find employment history as part of a background check. After doing some research on what constitutes an "employee," it has come to my attention that ...
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How do I apply to corporate jobs after getting fired for moonlighting?

At an earlier point in my career I got fired because of my own mistake (moonlighting). I want to apply for bigger corporate jobs, which often means passing a stringent background check. How can I ...
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Should I let friends know about a background check as a courtesy?

I started a new job that requires a background check for access to non-sensitive areas. The form wants to go back five years. Should I let my friends know that they may be contacted for my background ...
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Lied on resume about obtaining a Bachelor degree

I put on my resume that I obtained a Bachelor degree at an University but in fact I enrolled and didn't complete my bachelor there. Now I know they will run a background check and will see that I ...
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Wrong Employment Information in Job application form but correct information in Background verification form [closed]

I am working for 2 years in my present company and in my last and second last company I had worked for 5 months and 6 months respectively. I have always stated this information correctly in all my ...
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Help navigating background check window [closed]

I accepted an entry-level job offer from a fortune 100 company for after graduation. Throughout the entire interviewing process I knew that any offer received would be contingent upon passing a ...
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What's normally included in a consumer report?

I'm applying for a new job and they want me to fill out a bunch of paper work before the interview. One of these is giving them authorization to do a 'consumer report'. I hadn't heard of consumer ...
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Internship Year mistake on resume [duplicate]

I recently received a summer internship offer with a company, and am now in the background check phase. I noticed that I accidentally listed my previous internship start and end date as March 2014 - ...
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Should I share all the companies I worked with on resume? [closed]

I am in United states. I worked unpaid for a small company A for 3 weeks at the beginning of my OPT visa period. I did voluntary unpaid work in company A. It is not exactly relevant to the skill set I ...
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Address history in Background Check

If a background check runs an address history for one individual, but another individual living at the same address has criminal background, can that be held against the original person? I.E. cause ...
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Is it required to show the bachelors degree on your CV if you have completed masters degree? [closed]

A friend of mine has completed his masters successfully with good marks but he actually did not complete his bachelors degree. He lied about having a bachelors degree in the new college in UK(masters) ...
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How should I rectify wrong information on my resume, when I already received the offer?

I received an offer from a company via a competitive coding contest. The information that was conveyed through my resume was slightly wrong by mistake. Instead of having an overall experience of 3.5 ...
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Job Offers Contingent on Background Check and Giving Notice to Current Job [duplicate]

I currently have a job, but am actively looking for a new one. I have a criminal record (several misdemeanors for marijuana and alcohol, which occurred over 2 years ago). In the past, I have had 2 job ...
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Job omitted from resume [duplicate]

I quit a job after a week. The next week I was offered a new job which I accepted. I'm waiting for the background check to come back. I didn't put the job I had the week before on my resume. Will the ...
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Background check companies in the US - how much power do they have? [closed]

When a US citizen applies for a job in the US, and the employer sends their application to a background check company, then if the background check company uses only legal methods, can it just by ...
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Whats the best way to explain my work history?

First some history: Many years ago I was charged with a felony I didn't commit. I spent years in court fighting it, but the outlook wasn't looking good. I was eventually offered a plea deal. A ...
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What are ways of getting references from previous employer?

I a company couple of months ago due to lay-off. Before I left I asked my manager if he could provide me a reference and he told me it was against company policy. I went to HR to confirm and they told ...
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Very bad online reputation is destroying my chances of getting a job

3 years ago there was a criminal investigation that resulted in my name being published in the news papers. Although the case went to court the charges were dropped. My online reputation was basically ...