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Anthony Jackson
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I was happy to finally land an interview that led to an offer at a local warehouse. I was completely honest about my criminal record and the hiring manager told me that it shouldn't be an issue. I filled out the background check info 6 weeks ago and I've not heard back ever since. I tried emailing and calling and no one responded. I was really hoping to land a job before the holiday season but now I need to restart all over again.

#jobsearch #backgroundcheck #fairchance

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MANNIE JACKSON
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burnsvill

i hope that i get a jod

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James Gonzalez
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It Technician at It Tech

I've been there before. I gave up on waiting and just moved on. It's their loss and you deserve better!

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You can always write a letter to the Better Business Bureau where hopefully they can honor the job offer. As part of the Equal Opportunity clause, employers should do their part when interacting with the public i.e., getting back to a job applicant!!. I also recommend using the same letter to send to your city council because these incidences make it difficult to for people to make a living and hurts the economy!

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Mary Futch
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A follow-up letter/email should have been sent - stating this. Sorry that it wasn't.

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Jerilyn Brown
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@Anthony Jackson, sorry to hear that happened to you. It's all too common an experience.

Just so you're aware, hiring managers are not as transparent as they should be in cases like yours. They should explain that, although THEY may think it won't be an issue, 9x out of 10 it's not their decision to make.

Most employers use 3rd party background check agencies that will report to HR at the business you are applying for & if they "red flag" any part of your background check HR may not allow your employer to hire you.

Understand that criminal background is not the only thing that may prevent someone from getting a job. These days they check credit scores & credit history, look for evictions & other non-criminal court processes, signs of frequent residence changes, social media engagement & more. These factors help them determine if a candidate is considered high risk. The company is investing on you when they hire you & that employees presence & performance at a business equates to $$. If they believe you may be a liability to their bottom line, you can be denied employment.

Generally speaking, a background check for employment may show identity verification, employment verification, credit history, driver's history, criminal records, education confirmation, and more.

You can get a full background check through FelonyHub.com & helpforfelons.com through the networking resource links they have available. Go check it out & don't get discouraged, don't give up.

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