Finally! You just got an offer for your dream job, and now there’s just one more step to go: a background check. Why does your future boss feel the need to conduct these checks? Do they think you’re a secret spy or a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
While background checks may reveal criminal convictions, they can also provide other types of insight into a candidate beyond what’s on their record. A seasoned HR professional can use these key pieces of information to form a deeper understanding of a candidate.
The following may provide insights that your future employer might glean from your background check:
Remember, the principal reason employers conduct background checks is to ensure workplace safety and help, not hinder you, from getting the job.