What are the main parts of a background check?
Although pre-employment background screening is becoming more and more prevalent, the majority of people still have no idea as to what a background check actually is, and the types of investigation that one constitutes. So we’d like to clarify the key components of background screening, and the aspects of your background that the employer is likely to be looking into. One part of your history that they will most certainly be checking up on is your prior employment. Be careful that the information on your resume is correct and that you have explanations for any long periods out of work or reasons for leaving your last jobs. While you want to paint yourself in a good light, it’s important to be truthful here. Even if there is something you would rather hide, the truth will be sure to come out somewhere down the line. A second aspect of you the employer will be looking into is your education and training history, particularly for a role where the right qualifications are essential – such as law, medicine or finance. Again, be honest with this information as it can easily be proved false. The final part of the check we are going to mention is the criminal background verification. This is the one part of an employment screening that you can be sure to expect. Minor offences are usually ignored, such as a speeding violation, and should you have anything of significance on your record you ought to be prepared to explain it. With this clarification, any job applicant should have a better understanding of the background checking process and how they can handle it in the most suitable and appropriate way.]]>
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