When you receive a job offer there is often a line in the offer letter that says, “This offer is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.” Just what is involved in that? What can you expect to be uncovered?
Many people are concerned that if they leave a short term job off their resume or neglect to mention the job where they were fired, it will show up in a background check. This is unlikely, as it’s not like an FBI investigation into your life. Remember that resumes are marketing documents and you’re not required to put anything negative on them, but if asked to list all positions, you should, since you can be fired for dishonesty if you don’t. But, it’s not likely to show up in a background check.
But what can you expect? Attorney Johanna Harris allowed me a sneak peak at her new book Use Protection: An Employee’s Guide to Advancement in the Workplace, to explain just what to expect in a background check.
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