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Odiss McGrew

Do not WAIT! Continue your job search.

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Con Mills

yep

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Angela Williams
3 months ago

Background Checks

How far back is the usual background check? #backgroundcheck

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Gypsy Parker
over 6 months ago

Offered a job then told i dont have it

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Thomas Schnichels
about 1 month ago

I've been getting my background checks done for years and I believe legally it's from 5 to 7 years. I'm a convicted felon and I've not been given the opportunity to get work solely based on the background checks. So what's up with that, some jobs are so remedial that if I'm a convicted felon had little to do with the job. # #backgroundcheck

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Elyssa Duncan

Hi @Julie Faris - People make mistakes, but past mistakes should not define a person's future. If you've completed your requirements through the courts, so there is no reason for it to impact your career growth/stability. Take a look at our Second Chances Resource Center to learn more.

Here are some companies that are known for hiring those who deserve a second chance:

Here are some tips for your job search:

  1. Apply widely Apply to as many job openings as you think you qualify for, this will increase your chances of finding a job. The more well-constructed applications you submit, the more interviews you will hopefully secure.
  1. Stay reasonable You should always review the requirements and responsibilities for the position. If you feel you would make a good fit, tailor your resume to reflect the role you are applying to, and submit your application!
  1. Prepare, prepare, prepare Before you accept an interview, whether it be virtual or in person, be sure to do the proper legwork! Research the company, ask a family member or friend to do a mock interview with you, and practice your interview skills and proper body language.

  2. Be truthful There is a pretty good chance you may be asked about any criminal history. If it comes up, be honest, because many companies still run background checks and lying may disqualify you from being offered the job. Keep your explanation simple and accept responsibility for your actions. Shift the focus on how you have worked hard to better yourself and are ready to make changes in your life to help your career and give back to your community.

Best of luck, we're rooting for you!

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Tracy Stauffer
2 months ago

Hi! I am a returning citizen. I made some mistakes in the past and have a felony record. I haven’t had anything negative on my record for almost 20 years and I’m having a hard time finding a job because of failing the background check. People have said that employers don’t go farther back than 7-10 years when doing a background check but that is not true. I have paid my debt to society and have even got my voting rights back. When will I stop being judged for past mistakes? Enough is enough. #convictedfelons #advice #secondchances #backgroundcheck

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Lawrence White

Good question @Felix Douglas , most companies use an automated email response process to instantly notify applicants once their application profiles have been successfully created and accepted. You cal also use the email and password information you created when processing your application to review you application status.

Other members have found helpful application and interview information on out Getting Hired Resource Center. Take a look at the tools and other information and connect back with us if you have any questions. Thanks & Good Luck!

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Tanya Cumbo
over 6 months ago

Home Depot

My first time posting here. I'm just a little frustrated, but trying to be patient. Home Depot was looking to hire 80,000 people Nationwide & I made it through the assessment tests, the phone interview and then a face to face interview with the assistant manager. I am a perfect fit for the department they were hiring for. The asst. Manager hired me on the spot and said HR would get back to me. I sat there & did both the background check & drug test, neither of which I would have a problem with. I've called to follow up several times & The only response I get is if HR hasn't gotten back with you yet, they haven't received your results. It's been 16 days. I had stopped looking for a job because I believed this was my new home. I'm wanting to go see the head of HR to talk face to face & ask questions. Or do I continue filling out applications? Concerned individual with mad skills and Great work ethics!!

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Rhonda Yates
over 6 months ago

Feeling a little exposed...

I haven't given notice to my current employer yet because after signing the offer I was told that I would have to complete a background check and drug test. I am not worried about the drug test but after the background check I'm worried they might hold my recent bankruptcy against me. It should be pretty obvious why I had to file. I spent 3.5 years working at less than half my usual salary and was just in too deep. I won't have access to any money though I know for travel, most companies like for you to use your personal credit cards and then be reimbursed and obviously I don't have any now. I don't know, maybe I'm over thinking but after years of let downs I'm too paranoid to give my notice until I know for certain I have the 'all clear' from them on the background check. My target start date is the 18th and they were pushing things so I could give notice next week so I'm hoping to hear something today. Meanwhile, I know my supervisor and manager suspect that I'm about to quit. My manager is giving me the silent treatment and will only speak to me through the supervisor - and we are all in one open room, so I get spoken about like I'm not in the room. I just do not want to give my notice and then have to eat my words...

Hopefully today I will know. Sorry for rambling.

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