Background Checks: Closet Skeletons on Parade [Infographic]

Every time you apply for a job, a background check is a real possibility.

Yet, many job seekers forget about their importance and what they might reveal. Go into the process unprepared, and the worst kind of surprise can mean you miss a chance at the job of your dreams. So you must know not only the basics of background checks, you must also be aware of the kind of information they can turn up.

Understanding Background Checks

In a perfect world, you take everyone at their word. You trust a person to present themselves honestly. In the real world, however, some people use sharpies on weather maps. That’s why the majority of employers use background checks as a normal part of the hiring process. If you’re job-hunting, it’s important that you understand how background checks work.

Even if you’re confident there are no skeletons in your closet, be prepared. You may uncover false or misleading information in your record that you could have removed. At the very least, you won’t be surprised by questions or concerns that arise during your interviews.

This infographic from Global Verification Network will help you understand these checks and what you can do to protect yourself from any embarrassing revelations.

If there are skeletons hiding in your closet, shouldn’t you know it first?

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