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In most cases a screening will include a check of a person's education, references, credit history, driving history, and criminal record. The depth of the screening usually depends on the type of position a person is applying for. In some cases a company has a general policy to do a complete background screening on all potential employees.

By signing of an application, an individual is agreeing to have the company use any information in the application for screening purposes. When there is an inaccuracy on the application, it can negatively impact the decision to hire you.

It is important that the application be accurate and error free. By keeping the information on an application accurate you are ensuring that the screening that is conducted using that application will be positive.

When information is unknown, a person can leave a box blank. When completing an on-line application you may have to put zeros in boxes for dates for the application to move through the system.

When you are interviewed you can tell the interviewer that you are not sure about the dates and let them decide to use the information. Unless you are asked to sign a waiver, a resume may not be used as a part of the background check. This becomes a privacy issue and you must give specific permission for a check of your resume to occur.

Most companies use a standard form for all potential employees. The form lists all of the background screening techniques and methods that may be used. You will be asked to approve each screening with an initial. Unless you are dealing with money, bookkeeping, etc., you do not need to approve a credit history check.

A credit report that is requested by a company can affect your credit score. Unless there is a reason for this check, a company does not need to run a credit report arbitrarily. When you do not want a certain screening to be conducted, cross it out and do not approve that screening.

There are many types of screenings that are vital to the position for which you are applying. Those screenings are relevant, important, and should be conducted.

When you know an uncomfortable item may be revealed in the background screening, talk to the interviewer about it. Letting the company know what to expect will be to your advantage. In many cases people who alert an interviewer to a possible problem can deal with it before the screening is submitted.

Some type of Background Screening is necessary for businesses. In many cases the screenings are required by governmental regulations and insurance companies. Being aware of your rights to privacy before agreeing to a Background Check will help to determine which methods of screening are appropriate for the position that you hope to get.

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