What to Expect from Your First Employment Background Check?

Many employers perform background checks as part of their hiring process. This involves the collection and inspection of public and private records. Examples include work authorization, employment history, education history, criminal records, credit history, social media profiles, and driving records. This helps the employer ensure they are hiring the right candidate and keeping their workforce […]

How Social Media Background Checks Affect Job Applications

Employers are now incorporating social media evaluations into their pre-employment background check processes to gauge whether a candidate is right for the position they are applying for. But what exactly do they look for and how does this affect your job applications?

References 101: The Key to a Successful Reference Call

References are a very important part in the job-search process. Most companies spend time diving into a candidate’s background before making them an offer. For this reason and many more, it is extremely important to pick your references carefully. Here are a few tips to help you choose your references.

6 Reasons You Might Lose a Job Offer Due to a Background Screening


The vast majority of employers these days do extensive background checks on their job applicants before making an official hiring decision. Even if you have a job offer on the table, it might be conditional on you passing a background check first. Suffice it to say that these screenings are a very important step in […]