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Some Common Job Applicant Fears about Background Checks Unfounded


To help calm nerves job applicants have about background checks done by employers, an article on job website Monster.com – “Employment background check guide for job applicants” – compared common fears against the facts and featured background check experts such as Dawn Standerwick, Chair of the Board of Directors at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

With a nationwide survey sponsored by the NAPBS revealing that 96 percent of the employers surveyed stated their organizations conduct background checks, there is a strong chance that job applicants will undergo background checks when trying to find work. Many applicants fear what employers may find during background checks and have questions. The top five fears discussed in the Monster article were:

  • Fear #1: Will my speeding ticket show up on a background check?

  • Fear #2: Does a background check include a credit check?

  • Fear #3: Will a workers’ comp claim show up?

  • Fear #4: Is my criminal record included in a background check?

  • Fear #5: Can background checks show political affiliation?

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