Imagine you’re waiting to be interviewed for a job. Are your palms sweaty? Is your heart racing? You worry a lot when interviewing for a job. You ask yourself endless questions: Do I have enough experience or education? Am I ready for any question they could throw at me? Even if you feel prepared, there’s one part of the application process that terrifies people: the background check.
You may be apprehensive about what your background check will uncover. Even simple issues can snowball because of inaccurate background checks. In Texas, a job applicant was denied a position when his background check incorrectly reported that his minor traffic offense was a drug trafficking charge.
On top of that, it’s hard to predict what’ll come up on a background check when each state has its own, distinct set of background check laws. This leads to the following questions. What shows up in a background check? How can you improve your background check results?
The results hinge on the background checks your employer runs. Most employers use safety-based checks and add additional checks based on specific job duties or requirements. For example, the employer will run a license verification if the position calls for a professional license.
Reviewing the job duties and requirements will help you judge which reports your potential employer will run. Let’s look at what the most common checks reveal.
These all seem like reasonable background checks. So, is there really anything to be worried about with background checks?
Background checks uncover a lot, and a less than stellar history might make you anxious. Another concern may be an inaccurate background check, especially if this has been an issue in the past. These issues are a concern for anyone in the market for a new job.
Thankfully, you can improve your background check results and your anxiety. What can you do to calm your nerves and improve your results?
Don’t stress about your background check report. Here are some ways you can boost your confidence.
At Trusted Employees, we help run comprehensive background checks. We help employers and applicants create checks tailored for their needs. Contact us today to learn more.