Questions tagged [background-check]

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

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Do US companies have access to check out their job applicants immigration status?

I am wondering do companies in USA have access to a database to check if a job applicant has a US Green Card or not? I saw on the USCIS website that if you want to check someone's immigration status, ...
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Seeking Guidance on Resume Discrepancies for Background Check Concerns

My situation is a bit intricate, so I thank you for taking the time to read through it. Over the span of two years (from 2020 to 2022), I held various positions within the same company, transitioning ...
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Does a Public Trust Check include a SF85P?

I recently accepted a conditional offer from a company that does contracts for federal agencies. They mentioned they will be conducting PUBLIC TRUST background suitability check. They said it's mainly ...
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Lying about recent employment, helping me deal with anxiety

Summary: I lied on a job application, saying I've worked at last job for a year when I worked there for a month. I would like to correct that in order to avoid bad background check. What is the ...
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Background check with a BB bank

I recently got an offer to work as a summer analyst with an investment bank. I applied for this role back in July last year. Back then, I was working with lets say organisation B (under the company A) ...
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Lied on resume and going to have background check

I recently received a job offer from one of the tech giants. They sent me a conditional contract and now conducting a background check. Unfortunately I have a lie on my CV regarding the starting date ...
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Accidentally left job off background check that requires disclosure of all employment history

I recently received a verbal offer to join a company that is very strict with its background check policy. A formal written offer is contingent on the completion of a background check. The issue is I ...
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Will job offer be rescinded?

I have been offered and accepted a new job. Have signed contract, company has signed contract. Background check commences. On my CV I have the University I attended with the “Economics” course and the ...
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Incorrect paystub dates for payment received a year later

Some background: I worked few early months of 2020 for my now-former employer. Because of the pandemic, everything was closed down by the late March. I never received my paycheck (and the paystub) for ...
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How do I combat an industry-wide smear campaign?

TLDR: After a long reputable career, I have seen two workplaces that I have not been comfortable in. Now after leaving one, I believe I have been smear campaigned, can't get in contact with my ...
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Included expired professional certification on CV. Can there be background check issues?

I recently accepted a fairly senior job offer and am in the background check process. I uploaded my resume and completed the first advantage profile. I included my educational details for Bachelors ...
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Struggling to get a job contract/start date after accepted written offer

I'm growing quite irritated so I'd appreciate any input please.. I accepted a written (conditional) job offer with Company X more than 2 weeks ago and there's no contract in sight. Since there was no ...
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Do I have the right to limit a background check?

I have had several background checks recently due to seasonal employment in Insurance. I have had multiple questions about my self-employment, or when I basically did not work. I was not receiving ...
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Can I hide my 15-day employment in the next background check? I have showed it in my current BG check

I’ve left my first company. And had to join another since I didn’t have other offers. Now that I’ve another offer, I’m planning to join this other company and I’ve been open with them regarding my new ...
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Is a long delay between hiring and start date normal?

About 3 and a half weeks ago I accepted a seasonal, entry level position at a fitness organisation. Since then, I haven't received any information about my start date or job training. On the two ...
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Pre employment Background screening question (HireRight)

pre employment background screening question Hi, had a question. Quite a complex situation so I apologies in advance and would appreciate any advise. A few years ago I worked for a new company (joined ...
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Is it appropriate for a manager to request a filled out background check to be submitted to him

I recently received verbal confirmation of an offer of full-time employment from a company I have been doing contract work for. The first email that was sent to me included a .pdf document including: ...
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Background checks for UK/US government research jobs, and mental health difficulties

I'm currently doing a PhD in a STEM field, partly sponsored by a start-up company. I am potentially interested in continuing a research career either in the UK or the US, and have noticed that some of ...
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If there's a delay caused by a background check and the start date needs to be pushed back, should a new contract or contract amendment be signed?

I told them I need to give my current employer a notice period of three weeks. Then I received an offer letter with a start date which respects that. The offer letter says it is subject to background ...
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is It normal for employees to need to pay for their own background check?

I just applied for a new job and one of the requirements is that I needed to take a background check. I have no problem with doing background checks, however they are going to make me pay for the ...
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What should I do if there is 3-4 weeks delay for previous company relieving letter?

I recently joined XYZ company after resigning from ABC company, and I have submitted documents for Background verification for XYZ. But, I didn't receive previous company's relieving letter. Now my HR ...
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Background Check and 2 week notice for Federal Government Job

Person got a tenative offer for a Government job and the job and HR has been so nice to the person. They are short staffed so they put in a two week notice because the class was in another state and ...
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Does the fact that a job is part-time show up on employment history check?

For those working part-time jobs, if they do not specify that it's part-time on their resume, would an employment history check reveal that the job is part-time and not fulltime?
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question about background check - discrepancy

I hope this message finds you well. I was offered a job about three weeks ago. During my background check, I stated that I had worked for my previous employer for five years. However, I did not get to ...
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How do I explain a 2 week job overlap?

I was working in this Organization X when I got an offer from other Organization Y. The joining for Organization Y was in 45 days but the notice period for Organization X was 2 months. Here is where ...
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Will I fail my background check?

On my resume for the Univeristy/Degree I put years 2015-2019 but in my background check through a 3rd party company I put the years 2018-2019 which is the correct years I attended the university and ...
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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

I accepted an offer in the financial sector in the UK. The offer is contingent on successfully passing the background checks, which are carried out by a third party. The background process has been ...
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Discrepancy with Employment Date in background check

I recently got a job offer and I'm in the process of background check. One previous employment is entered as Jan 1st 2015 to Jan 1st 2015 which is obviously an error or typo from my side or a system ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

I am senior lead / team lead in the cybersecurity division of my employer located in the United States. I recently hired a contractor to work on pen testing (highly privileged role having access to ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I've got a formal job offer, conditional on the background checks. Because of my sector, the background checks are being detailed and intrusive. The prospective new employer wants to contact my ...
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How to handle background check company that wants me to do all of the work?

I've had multiple background checks at various companies, but this is the first one that has repeatedly contacted me because they were "unable to verify my information". So far they've asked ...
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Mistakenly put wrong year on resume, would it affect my background check?

After accepting an offer and submitting the background check report, I was notified by the immigration team that there is a discrepancy in the employment history I entered in the immigration ...
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Education Verification Question

Attended school from Fall ‘14 - Dec ‘18. Forgot to apply to graduate because I am dumb. Kept putting it off and had terrible anxiety about not having completed coursework and being unable to graduate. ...
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Background Check Company Can't Reach My Startup

I recently got a job offer, and now I'm going through a background check with a contractor called HireRight. I seemed to pass on other parts of the background check, but they can't confirm for my ...
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New job withdrawn after starting because of background check; what can I ask for?

I started a new job: they gave me a letter offer and everything, I waited for the background check to clear, HR gave me the start date; I asked if the background check came back, and she stated that ...
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current employer issue in background check

In the process of pre-employment check. During interview, I didn't mention in my resume about my current employer company B which I joined 5 months ago. instead, I told them that my current employer ...
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Verification of my employment has ended with other employer

in the process of signing conditional offer letter. New employer want to verify that i am not working for any other employer. how do I prove since I am planning to put two weeks notice only after ...
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Job title discrepancy in background check

I am currently going through the background check for a regulated role in a financial services consultancy. For one of my previous internships because I was given no title other than "intern"...
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Omitted current job as forgot to send updated CV and got job offer

I have a strange situation where I was interning with a company for 6 months and they offered me a full time position in . I had applied to another job in July with my CV as an intern showing as my ...
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Listed parent company on resume and background check, check couldn’t verify employer

I got an exciting offer from a company that I really want to work for. Going through the background check now and have a start date set up. At my current company, it is a subsidiary of a parent ...
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My new job keeps pushing my start date back due to “background check not clearing yet” it’s been three months

I started this new job but they keep pushing my start date back, and every time, call the day before my expected start date to tell me I will get a new project with a later start date until my ...
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How likely is it that my unfortunate incident will be revealed when I request a reference from my former employer?

Background: I have an unpleasant history with my previous employer, especially with the HR which led them to not giving me any relieving letters but a letter of termination an year back. I have ...
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Big 4 BGC Dilemma

Summary: During 2012-2014 I have held unpaid jobs and two paid gigs. Got fired from one, lasted 4 months at second. I have been employed full-time since 2014. I have not disclosed these two bad jobs ...
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Worried about Background Verification

I have resigned from my current job serving notice period. I recently got a job offer from a big IT company. They have initiated BGV and have given me a conditional offer on it. There are a few ...
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How to handle a interview where my current employer will sabotage my reputation? [duplicate]

When interviewing, how should I handle a situation where my current employer will totally destroy my reputation and thus sabotage my chances of getting a future job? I also have Autism Spectrum ...
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FBI Expanded Background Check

Asking a question of people who are more versed than me in FBI background checks. I've just received a job offer in finance—perfect job for me!—and am now being asked to complete a pro forma FBI ...
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What can I use for proof of title in a background check?

I'm undergoing a background check (UK) and I'm afraid that I don't have a formal contract stating the title to which I was promoted (Team Lead) last year at my current job. However, I do have official ...
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Could quitting in a bad timing make my current employer not want to give me reference for BG checks in the future?

I'm in the UK and I'm about to quit the job in which I've worked for the past 3,5 years. During that time, I got promoted to the Team Lead position. Now, I'm about to quit, but the company heavily ...
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How do hiring managers conduct background check? Or they don't?

Recently I went on LinkedIn to look for job, and I saw that some of the jobs have way more than 100 applicants. I am curious, what is the process like for hiring managers to conduct background checks ...
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Two job offers with same background check company

I am a graduate. I accepted an offer one month ago and the company is still carrying out background check. Today I received a better offer and I realised the company is also using the same background ...

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