Where Do Employment Background Screening Providers Get Their Information?

By HireRight

how can i get a background check on myselfContrary to some common misconceptions about background screening, there isn’t a giant centralized government database that houses information about you that is accessed by commercial background screening companies, and these screeners are not hiding in your bushes or digging in your trash cans to find information on you.

Employment background screeners are generally verifying the data that applicants have provided in their resumes, applications and/or interviews. They’re also checking public data sources for information that may help the employer assess the applicant’s honesty and employment risk.

Your background information may be researched and compiled from different sources. For example, to confirm your education history, your schools usually will be contacted directly. Also, your past employers generally will be contacted to verify your employment history.

Criminal history generally is verified through public court records.  Different screening companies may utilize different methods and sources depending on the type and location of search being conducted.

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