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Background Checks

What shows up on a Kroll background check? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Does Getting Fired 20 years ago show up in a background check?

I was fired from a retail job back in 1994. I worked there 6 months. The firing could have been argued but I left. I have a job interview tomorrow requiring a background check. I don't want to lie but I don't want to tell the truth as it is so damn long ago and a ridiculous thing....and that job is long long long gone from resume replaced with great work and academic history. Does a routine background check dig up that old dirt? Thanks for your time and have a good week.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 25, 2012 - 20 answers

I fudged the end date of my last job by six weeks. What now?

On my resume, I fudged the end date for my last job by six weeks, to cover up a bad situation where I was not at fault. A new company has given me an offer, checked my references, and sent me all the new hire paperwork. I'm supposed to start in two weeks. Only problem? I had to consent to a background check. Now I'm concerned that my lie will be uncovered. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Can I refuse to let them talk to anyone from my current employer?

I got a new job! Yay! But I have to fill out a consent statement... and I may have exaggerated a part of my job history... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 - 22 answers

Is this the end of my fiance's driving career?

Will a suspended driver's license with extenuating circumstances disqualify my fiance for a position that requires him to drive a company car? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Aug 3, 2011 - 8 answers

What can an employment background check entail?

What can an employment background check entail? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

My dire background!

I'm applying for jobs that require a local law enforcement background check, and I suspect that it's turning up information that's [really] detrimental to being hired! What kind of information could they be finding? How could I find out what's on my background check? Finally, is there any way to delicately address these issues in job applications/cover letters without digging myself into a hole? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2007 - 18 answers

background checks

How long does a background check for federal employment take these days? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Sep 20, 2007 - 13 answers

What is a professional reference letter, really?

"Professional reference letter" from my current employer. What does it mean in this context? And how can I get this without them knowing I'm looking elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by gazole on Apr 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Background check: am I doomed?

Did I permanently screw up my work history? Last summer I worked a string of three dead-end jobs, none of which lasted more than two weeks. One was a contractor position; the other two were regular jobs that withdrew taxes and social security on a regular basis. I was broke, desperate, and depressed at the time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Background check: deal breaker?

Employment history filter: I am starting a new job after about a year of intermittent contract work padded between various stages of unemployment. Though I never lied about anything, they might uncover that my past year has in fact been really spotty in terms of work (during interviews, we talked about my contract projects, but they didn't ask about specific dates or durations). Does this make me screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Will my potential employer check me out?

Background checks: I have a job interview coming up, and wonder if they'll do a credit check. If they do, I'm in trouble. I need this job very badly...thus the bad credit. Besides credit, employers may check education and criminal backgrounds (mine are clean), but do they have to let you know? How do you ask a potential employer about this without raising flags? While we're on it, is there a secret shit-list out there that employers may go to to see if you're a loser? Especially in software/web development in the northwest...
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2005 - 42 answers

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