You’re probably already aware that employers who are considering hiring you will conduct some kind of background check on you. What you might not know–and probably should–is what the trends are in this regard and how/if they could apply to you. As the saying goes, “Forewarned is forearmed.”
According to an article by Lester S. Rosen, Attorney at Law and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, the following are 5 of the top 10 employment background checks, which I’m showing with just a brief snippet of related information (for the full story and the other 5 trends, read the entire article):
One resource you might want to consult is a reference-checking service that can also perform other kinds of checks. One service I’m aware of is Allison & Taylor, which provides job reference checking, employment verification, and employee background checks. If you research “background checking services” or a similar phrase, you could come up with several possibilities. These services involve a fee, of course, so you might benefit from checking both their reputation and their fees to find the best resource for your situation.
Note that this isn’t exactly the same as investigating to find out what has been published about you online, although both activities have a similar purpose: enabling you to pursue and land your next new job without tripping over bad information on the way.
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