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Step 6: Prepare For Your Background Check

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Step 6: Prepare For Your Background Check

The background check may be the most invasive experience you’ve had in your life. Everything about you will be checked out. Your character, your finances, your driving and criminal records. There information here will help you prepare for the background investigation:


Be honest and upfront

Tell your friends and family

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    colden123

    over 6 years ago

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    How about your debt and if you have things in collection do they look at that?

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    jeanbaptiste5498

    over 6 years ago

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    no comment

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    sunday_2

    over 6 years ago

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    it realy helpful like isa said, thanks

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    ISA

    almost 7 years ago

    12 Comments

    THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL...THANK-YOU

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    ISA

    almost 7 years ago

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    THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL...THANK-YOU

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    ISA

    almost 7 years ago

    12 Comments

    THIS WAS VERY HELPFUL...THANK-YOU

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    buffyteresa

    almost 7 years ago

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    Kalika_Faye....I have been told by others going through the process like myself; when in doubt -put it.
    For example : You may have had a motor vehicle wreck 6 years ago but the info requested was for the past 4 years. *Follow directions*
    But you may have stolen a candy bar from a store when you were 12....when it asks have you ever...yes put it. Mainly because you will think about it when you are polygraphed. Also, they will find out. Be up front and honest.

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    KALIKA_FAYE

    almost 7 years ago

    32 Comments

    Do you need to divulge info that is over the" time limit", 5 yrs., 10 yrs., etc.?

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