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Lew in Ann Arbor, Michigan

41 months ago

Lew in Ann Arbor, Michigan said: I was offered employment, on the condition that I clear my drug and background check. I know the drug check and criminal check won't be a problem. When they check employment, do they just follow up on the jobs and references you listed, or do they search your whole background? because I am worried about some previous jobs that I have had that have not worked out.

Anyone got any advice for me?

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Leslie in Orlando, Florida

41 months ago

I am in the process of applying for an IP Support position and I am also going through the background check process. They are using a third party company called GIS (General Information Servies, maybe?) to verify past employment. For me, they requested w-2s from some companies but it was because they were unable to reach them to verify. They seem to prefer to verify it with either w2s or through the IRS or something. I'm sure they have programs like TheWorkNumber, etc that they regularly use for background checks. Make sure your info is correct is my best advice.

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Lew in Saline, Michigan

41 months ago

Update, I got the job as a Technical Support Specialist in Ann Arbor!

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tiffamy.thompson102@yahoo.com in Jamaica, New York

40 months ago

i have been thru every step, Now im waiting on background check too clear which can take 10 business days.im trying to get wit comcast call center in manassas virginia. I have a great record im jst scared about them contacting my last job .but on tha consent paper for my bck ground it jst ask me 4 my social and highiest degree completed..this iz such a long process tha lady said they goin call me N set up my drug test but when afta tha background info clears..help anyone i really need tis job..what are they goin ask my last job?? HELP

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atlme in Marietta, Georgia

37 months ago

How many yearss do they go back on employment for th background check?

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atlme in Marietta, Georgia

37 months ago

How fafr back do they go on employment?

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Steve in Nashville, Tennessee

36 months ago

Not sure how far they go back, but HR called today and offered me the position. I was very worried about the BG check as well, got a DUI in May which is why i lost my last job. Needless to say i have learned from my mistake and am so thankfull to get this job. The HR person that the BG checks always take at least a week and sometimes longer.

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lisacampbell in Canton, Michigan

36 months ago

[UPDATE]

I just received an offer e-mail from Comcast!!!! After so much stressing... it finally came today (12 Sept, 2011)

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Tracye Neal in Norcross, Georgia

36 months ago

lisacampbell in Canton, Michigan said: [UPDATE]

I just received an offer e-mail from Comcast!!!! After so much stressing... it finally came today (12 Sept, 2011)

Congrats Im still waiting for the phone call and Im on pins and needles

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Michael Belk in West Memphis, Arkansas

11 months ago

Lew in Ann Arbor, Michigan said: Anyone got any advice for me?

Lew, I would keep in mind that you can roll the dice, but if they discover the jobs themselves there will automatically assume you were trying to hide them for a reason. I had a background check on me and they discovered a job I intentionally left off my application and I had to answer questions about the job. Lucky for me it was a job a long time ago so they were not too concerned. I advise you to read some good reasons to do a background check on yourself first. a href="certifiedbackgroundcheck.org/do-an-employment-background-check-on-yourself-why/">Certified Background Checks</a>

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bob in Wilmington, Delaware

5 months ago

Do they check the jobs you list or every job you have work for?

Also just carco know what is listed on your resume?

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