Tips for Helping Applicants Prepare for Background Screening

Tips for Helping Applicants Prepare for Background Screening

Preparing applicants for the background screening process can increase the likelihood of them passing and ensure that the entire process goes more smoothly.

Getting qualified applicants is difficult, and ensuring that they pass the proper background screenings can be even more difficult. Preparing applicants for the background screening process can increase the likelihood of them passing and ensure that the entire process goes more smoothly. How can you prepare applicants for a background screening?

How to Prepare for a Background Screening

Before you conduct a pre-employment background check, you should encourage applicants to check the following to make sure there are not any obstacles off the bat:

  • Criminal records: These can exist on a local, county, state, or federal level depending on what crime(s) the applicant may have committed. Any applicants that know they have a stain on their criminal record should first make sure that records accurately reflect the status.
  • Work history: The information that an applicant submits about their past work history should be 100% accurate. If you lie about your work history or exaggerate your title or duties, you can expect to undergo serious questioning during the hiring process. Make sure that you always list the proper name of the employer and check the dates that you worked there. Even seemingly minor discrepancies like saying 2012 instead of 2013 can damage credibility and decrease the chances of being hired.
  • Education: Applicants should never lie about their education. One of the most common lies is indicating that the applicant got a degree when they only attended school for a certain period of time. Lying about or fabricating educational history is especially tempting for applicants in sectors that require a great deal of education for a low-ranking position.
  • Personal information: The basics like name, address, and social security number should all be carefully checked to make sure they are written down correctly. If an applicant simply miswrites a number, it might flag them as having a false social security number, even if it was a mistake.
  • Google: One of the biggest reasons why people are losing jobs they should otherwise be qualified for is online presence. Research your online presence before applying to any job, or you might be in for a surprise when you miss out due to your social media profile.

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