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How Not to Fail an Employment Background Check?

Written by Jimmy Rustling

The competition in the job market has made job seeking overwhelming. Even with relevant qualifications, finding your dream job can be difficult. You may have to walk from office to office and spend hundreds of dollars and tons of hours before landing your first job.

When you’re called for your first interview, you should do everything to impress the interviewers. A simple mistake may make your competitor get the job as you continue job seeking. One way to ensure you avoid mistakes is to work on your background. Fortunately, sites like Intercheck can set up a portfolio for you and make your background check easy.

Here are some ways of passing an employment background check:

Prepare Adequately

Before applying for a job or attending an interview, it’s best to find out the information that your prospective employer may want to know. You can find out such information by reading the company’s previous interviews – if they’re posted on the website or asking individuals who work in that company.

Alternatively, you can also contact the HR department and ask them to tell you the documents you need to prepare for the screening process. That way, if any of the documents have problems, you may find a way of sorting them. This early preparation may also help you to acquire documents that you don’t have.

Evaluate Your Credit Score

Well, your credit history may be irrelevant to the job you’re applying for. However, most employers love going through potential employees’ histories because it can tell them more about your character. So, before the interview day, get your credit report and go through it.

If you notice some things that don’t seem right, get in touch with your creditors. It may take some time to mend the problems on your credit history. Therefore, doing it early may increase the chances of the issues being corrected in time.

It may be illegal for your employers to check your credit score. However, they’re allowed to check your credit report.

Go Through Your Driving Record

Some employers ask to see driving licenses during the interview. As for the credit score, a driving license can show your character. If you’ve ever had problems when driving, be prepared to explain them to the panel. If you know the questions, they’re likely to ask you, they’ll not ambush you.

Some minor blips on driving records may happen because of problems you can’t avoid. Ensure you have a plausible reason for such issues.

Read About Banned Substances

Before being hired, your potential employer may carry out a drug test on you. Therefore, it would be best to refrain from illegal drugs in your country. Different countries and states have laws that govern drug use.

However, if you’re taking prescribed medications that are illegal, have an explanation for them. Your honesty and positivity in why you’re using certain drugs may give you a competitive edge.

The Bottom Line

If you equip yourself with the right information and have plausible reasons for the problems you have in your documents, you’ll increase your chances of being hired.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.