Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know what they're looking for in the background check? Will a credit score of 630 ding me?
Nope, but I can tell you from personal experience that the higher in prestige a firm is, the more likely they are to disqualify you for anything legal. This is not to say your speeding tickets or open container from when you were 18 is an auto-out. But they can get whoever they want and, at this stage of the game, it's about reasons NOT to take someone.
Point is, if they've moved you into a contingent category, or put you in one from the outset, DO NOT bank on that job. Keep your lines in the water.
This is incorrect. The background check is not part of the "qualification" process. The firm has decided to make you an offer and you need to pass there minimum requirements for hire. Typically background checks included Employment, Eductation, Criminal and sometimes include a credit check and possibly drug test.
This is not a situation where they have 3 potential candidates for hire and will hire the one who scores best on the background check. It is a pass/fail type test. You will receive an offer if and only if you pass the background check. Make sure your resume and application are both accurate and verifiable. If you admit to something on the form that is an issue it may result in a failed background check however if something is found during the background check process that you did not disclose beforehand you will be disqualified regardless of whether the particular item itself was serious enough for a failed background check.
The background checks are both to verify information and ensure you are not a threat to the company or others (may they be employees, clients, etc...). If you have no criminal background and have submitted complete and accurate information you can feel secure you will receive the offer letter. Otherwise, you will have to wait and see the results of the BG check. If they do check credit I don't see your score being an issue. Credit checks are typically reserved for positions that handle large sums of money and they want to be sure someone would not be tempted to steal due to a bad financial situation. The drug test (if applicable) is relatively straight forward. Good luck!