首先，要意识到平均就业背景调查不仅仅是 一次犯罪历史调查。 常见的误解是，如果您没有犯罪记录，背景调查过程不会损害您的招聘机会。事实上，大多数雇主也会关注你历史的其他方面。
以下是您可以采取的几个步骤，为每一项 就业前背景筛查做好准备 。
看看你自己的犯罪背景调查： 即使你没有犯罪记录，对自己进行背景调查也是个好主意 。这样，您将准确地看到雇主将看到的内容。
检查您的简历：在将简历发送给雇主之前，先用细齿梳仔细检查您的简历 。您要确保他们提供的每条信息都是准确的。检查职位名称、就业日期、职责和成就列表、教育背景和其他详细信息是否有错误和修饰。许多雇主现在对工作经历、 教育和 专业许可或认证进行验证检查 。简历中的差异可能会使您的诚实受到质疑，从而可能使您失去工作机会。
要求您的推荐人成为推荐人： 当您提供 专业推荐人列表时，不要只列出您认为 会代表您说话的人 。联系那些前雇主、经理或导师，并征得他们的许可，将他们列为参考。这样，您就知道该人愿意代表您积极发言 ， 并且该人已准备好与潜在雇主联系。
了解您的权利： 雇主在对潜在雇员进行就业背景调查时必须遵循某些协议。了解您在《公平信用报告法》 和 平等就业机会委员会下的权利 。请注意 您所在地区可能正在实施的任何 禁令。
还要为其他检查做好准备： 根据您正在寻找的工作，您可能会面临其他类型的背景调查。例如，如果您申请的职位涉及驾驶，您需要 检查您的驾驶记录是否有任何危险信号。如果这份工作涉及财务责任， 您可能需要进行信用记录检查。 药物测试 在许多工作中都很常见，因此请注意，您可能会被要求在就业前接受测试。
A background check can mean the difference between getting hired and not getting hired. Spending some time thinking about your background check before you apply for a series of jobs could save you lots of grief and wasted time.
First, realize that the average employment background check is more than just a criminal history check. The common misconception is that if you don’t have a criminal record, the background check process can’t hurt your hiring chances. In truth, most employers look at other facets of your history, too.
Here are a few steps that you can take to prepare for every piece of the pre-employment background screening.
Take a look at your own criminal background check: Even if you have no criminal record, it’s a good idea to run a background check on yourself. That way, you’ll see exactly what the employer will see.
Check your resume: Go through your resume with a fine-tooth comb before sending it out to an employer. You want to make sure they every piece of information you’ve provided there is accurate. Check job titles, employment dates, lists of responsibilities and accomplishments, educational background, and other details for errors—and for embellishments. Many employers now conduct verification checks for employment history, education, and professional licensing or certification. Discrepancies in your resume can call your honesty into question, potentially costing you a job opportunity.
Ask your references to be references: When you provide a list of professional references, don’t just list people who you think will speak well on your behalf. Contact those former employers, managers, or mentors and ask for their permission to list them as references. That way, you know that the person in question is willing to speak positively on your behalf and that the person is prepared to be contacted by prospective employers.
Know your rights: Employers must follow certain protocols when conducting employment background checks on potential hires. Know what your rights are under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Be aware of any ban the box legislation that may be active in your area.
Be prepared for other checks as well: Depending on the job that you are seeking, you might face other types of background checks. For instance, if you are applying for a position that involves driving, you will want to check your driving record for any red flags. If the job involves financial responsibilities, a credit history check could be in the cards for you. Drug testing is common for many jobs, so be aware that you may be asked to submit to a test prior to employment.
Above all, be honest and forthright. Employers have the means to learn about your past mistakes. Being transparent about these missteps ahead of time gives you a chance to control the narrative with employers so that they don’t assume the worst.