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ric in Mableton, Georgia

29 months ago

have you heard anything yet i was offered 11/17 fingerprinted 11/21 i havent heard anything.

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ROCGOP in Rochester, New York

29 months ago

Wells in Berkeley, California said: I got my offer on 10/26/2011, finger print on 10/27/2011 and today is 11/2/2011. Still no email or call. Hope I get this job. I really want to work. I'm worried because I have a criminal case that was dismissed in Jan. 2007.

Any update regarding your matter? I rec'vd my offer on 11/4/2011. Fingerprinted on 11/8/2011. It's now 12/5/2011 and my background hasn't come back yet. I'm so confused and frustrated.

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Wells in Berkeley, California

28 months ago

Did my finger print on 10/27/2011, got my consumer report from First Advantage on 11/2/2011 (since you live in California you'll be able to receive your report if you selected yes), and First Advantage mailed me a letter on behalf of Wells Fargo on 11/9/2011 (which i got the mail today 11/14/2011) saying that my offer was rescinded. They don't tell you the reason. And I think this is case by case but I didn't get any calls from my recruiter regarding my offer being rescinded. So to answer your question, it took 8 business days for them to mail me the decision.

Hope you get the job. Good luck.

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wells in Minneapolis, Minnesota

28 months ago

Wells in Berkeley, California said: Did my finger print on 10/27/2011, got my consumer report from First Advantage on 11/2/2011 (since you live in California you'll be able to receive your report if you selected yes), and First Advantage mailed me a letter on behalf of Wells Fargo on 11/9/2011 (which i got the mail today 11/14/2011) saying that my offer was rescinded. They don't tell you the reason. And I think this is case by case but I didn't get any calls from my recruiter regarding my offer being rescinded. So to answer your question, it took 8 business days for them to mail me the decision.

Hope you get the job. Good luck.

When you got your consumer report did it say you passed the background tests?

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gg in Galveston, Texas

27 months ago

Really would appreciate some more info on the company "First Advantage"...specifically the types/content of pre-employment screening and background checks they use for new hires. Already been offered and negotiated, accepted a position. Was just emailed a release form from new employer for "First Advantage" to run reports. I would like to see what is there BEFORE I return signed release form. Anyone out there familiar with their reports or whom I can engage in running a personal report for me ASAP? I have never seen my background info and would like to be sure it is accurate and complete. Immediate help will be greatly appreciated!

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guy in Sacramento, California

26 months ago

Wells in Berkeley, California said: I got my offer on 10/26/2011, finger print on 10/27/2011 and today is 11/2/2011. Still no email or call. Hope I get this job. I really want to work. I'm worried because I have a criminal case that was dismissed in Jan. 2007.

Sooo did you get the job????

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guy in Sacramento, California

26 months ago

so what do you think about my situation ....I was convicted of a felony 9 years ago ...do you think I'll pass the check ???

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stars in Cary, North Carolina

26 months ago

liverpot in Northridge, California said: I was recently given a contingent offer of employment about 3 weeks ago for the personal banker position. I have absolutely no criminal records and have even received a mailed copy of my finger prints about two weeks ago. I had emailed the staffing specialists at Wells Fargo asking how much longer it takes for the background check to clear and they hadn't really said anything except as soon as it clears they will email me instructions about training classes. Does anyone know how long this background check could possibly take? I mean they did offer me employment on the basis that the background check clears, however I can only wait so long! If anyone knows something, please let me know! Thank you so much.

I am in the exact situation. They say that they are waiting for for first advantage to finish a county check. I have lived in three of them so maybe that is why its taking forever. I am clean as a whistle, have resigned form my current employer. I have been through SEVERAL Background checks with no issues. I guess First Advantage does things manually in regetting diligence reports from the specific counties. Either way it takes too long.The recruiter is very responsive to my inquiries and status updates, but three weeks is unreasonable in my opinion.

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Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida

25 months ago

Hi, everyone, I got my group interview for a teller position a week ago, the sent me an email two days later asking my approve to run a background check and fingerprints.I did it next day. I'm wonder if they do a second interview y just had one. Somebody in the same situation?

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Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida

25 months ago

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HopefulGrl in Riverside, California

25 months ago

Floridateller in Hollywood,

I'm in the same boat as you! I just finished my fingerprints and waiting on the backround check to clear, I have no criminal history but I have poor credit. I'm so worried it's been 3 days and i haven't heard anything! Let me know what happened with you!! Hope you got the job!

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Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida

25 months ago

HopefulGrl,

Don't Worry, the Background Check takes a while, after I did Mine my recuiter called me 10 days after, I was going crazy, but I GOT THE JOB!!! I will start training next week. Don't worry about your credit they don't check it. I even had a Misdemeanor 9 years ago, and went just fine.

Please Let me Know when they Call you...GOOD LUCK!!

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Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida

25 months ago

HopefulGrl,
Thanks! Yes Teller position...What a I Did, I sent an email to the person who sent me the Request for the Back Ground check... I she told me when thy got it back. Im sure you have that email...

Are you applying for teller as well?? How many interviews did you get??

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Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida

25 months ago

Did you take fingerprints??

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HopefulGrl in Dallas, Texas

25 months ago

Duh i didn't even notice your screen name is teller lol! But i had one group interview then i had an interview with the manager at the branch that is hiring. So now i am just waiting for the background to clear i just did my fingerprints today. Are you sure they don't check your credit?

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opportunities knock in Summerville, South Carolina

25 months ago

I was very clear with my salary expectations in the interview. I'm a financial advisor with my own book of business. I have my series 7 and 66, life/accident/health and long term care licences. The biggest key to negotiating salary is knowing the ranges. They are usually fairly up front with you on the range before they even get started. I've found that negotiating salary is typically done up front before the interview begins. That said, if you state you're expecting the top end of the range, you'd better wow them in the interview. It's like raising the stakes on yourself. I did it, and I got the very highest salary possible in my range. I'm starting as a PB2 with the promise of a promotion to RBPB after 6 months experience. They just want me to learn the ropes before they send me to the real deep end. The reason I'm switching from a great situation is for financial stability. Being a FA on 100% commission is just way too stressful with a young family. At least this way I'll have a salary plus commission. My credit isn't the greatest in the world right now, but I do have a clean record. I've actually got an active USAF secret security clearance right now. I'm still waiting on the results of the background check, but I should hear back from that any day now. I submitted everything 1 week ago. That said, my HR contact did say that it's taking the people in FL 5 days to get to the screening paperwork. Very excited to get started!

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azwells2347 in Avondale, Arizona

22 months ago

Wells in Berkeley, California said: I got my offer on 10/26/2011, finger print on 10/27/2011 and today is 11/2/2011. Still no email or call. Hope I get this job. I really want to work. I'm worried because I have a criminal case that was dismissed in Jan. 2007.

i just finished the background check...it took i believe 3 weeks...they really dont care about DUIS, SUSPENDED LICENSES, CRIMINAL LITTERING, ENDANGERMENT,PROBATION, BECAUSE I HAVE TWO DUIS, LICENSED IS REVOKED, AND A FELONY OF ENDANGERMENT, AND CURRENTLY ON PROBATION AND I PASSED THE BACKGROUND CHECK AND IS ELIGIBLE TO HIRE...SO IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF THEFT, DISHONESTY OF TRUST OR ANY OF THAT NATURE YOU WILL NOT GET HIRED..HOPEFULLY THIS COMMENT EASES SOME OF YOUR MINDS AND HEARTS AND WILL BE LESS WORRIED JUST BE VERY PATIENT WITH THE BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE IT CAN TAKE A LONG TIME...GOD IS GOOD.

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JoeSmoe in New York, New York

22 months ago

I currently work with JPM Chase, but I remember CHase taking forever on my background check and finding that I deposited a bad check into the ATM back in 1993. But I passed the check. Should I worry that I cannot be hired at Wells? They seem to be taking forever to pass me...ANy adivse would be helpful.

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JoeSmoe in New York, New York

22 months ago

JoeSmoe in New York, New York said: I currently work with JPM Chase, but I remember CHase taking forever on my background check and finding that I deposited a bad check into the ATM back in 1993. But I passed the check. Should I worry that I cannot be hired at Wells? They seem to be taking forever to pass me...ANy adivse would be helpful.

And also I got a DUI in Nov 2011. Hopefully this wont stop me...I already gave Chase my 2 week notice..:S

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RCris in Miami, Florida

21 months ago

Hey is just a week after my interview, which went great the manager who interviewed me told me he was going to make a decision between candidates and contact them on Thursday (interview took place Tuesday) which he didn't do, however I did get a call from a Recruiter telling me that my interview was great, offering the position and advising me about the next step on the process, background and fingerprinting check, she did tell me a date to start training and never mentioned about the waiting time on my checks. Should I just wait for them to call me? Should I call them to let them know I completed my background application and fingerprinting? What if the date of the training approaches?
Thank you!

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

I am a bit worried. I desperately need this job. However, on my criminal record I have a theft 3 violation, (an $0.89 can of tuna. Yes, I know... I lack intelligence and fish apparently.) Will this stop me before I even get in the door? I was fingerprinted approximately 5 days ago, and have thus far received a reminder email for training, but it states I must complete my background check first.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: I am a bit worried. I desperately need this job. However, on my criminal record I have a theft 3 violation, (an $0.89 can of tuna. Yes, I know... I lack intelligence and fish apparently.) Will this stop me before I even get in the door? I was fingerprinted approximately 5 days ago, and have thus far received a reminder email for training, but it states I must complete my background check first.

This sounds like some Seinfeld episode. "But Jerry...I had to have tuna!! I didn't have anything on me but a $50 bill!!"

Sorry, I am getting looney from filling out online applications.

When I die and go to heaven, there won't be any Human Resource people there.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

Have the record to prove it... and a fine of $323 (paid off), but they let me keep the tuna.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

And good luck out there nonbeliever in AZ. Its a wee bit tough.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: I am a bit worried. I desperately need this job. However, on my criminal record I have a theft 3 violation, (an $0.89 can of tuna. Yes, I know... I lack intelligence and fish apparently.) Will this stop me before I even get in the door? I was fingerprinted approximately 5 days ago, and have thus far received a reminder email for training, but it states I must complete my background check first.

I always chuckle when you nuckleheads worry so much about the background checks.

I'm sorry but it's comical. I can actually see the sweat coming off your words.

I will say Banks bg checks are tougher than others.

I do wish you the best.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: I always chuckle when you nuckleheads worry so much about the background checks.

I'm sorry but it's comical. I can actually see the sweat coming off your words.

I will say Banks bg checks are tougher than others.

I do wish you the best.

Gosh, I think the same thing. They worry about playing the game so well.

The funny thing is, no one tells you about that insane crazy boss. Or that coworker who does drugs or has a record.

They want to know everything about you, but they don't want to say why there is an opening, and why the last person is gone.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

Respectfully, I am not a knucklehead, Joe, just a telemarketer who cannot support my family on minimum wage. I am not a newbie, still wet behind the ears. I just wanted to know if I was placing too large a bet on a dead horse.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

Sometimes I ask the tough questions at interviews. What's the boss like? What happen to the last person?

I really shouldn't though. The color in their face goes away.

I should be positive and politically correct with my questions. True. But I just want to know what I'm getting into.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: Sometimes I ask the tough questions at interviews. What's the boss like? What happen to the last person?

I really shouldn't though. The color in their face goes away.

I should be positive and politically correct with my questions. True. But I just want to know what I'm getting into.

I agree, I feel the same way. I want to know too, and in the past, I've learned the hard way.

I do too. I have asked why there is a vacancy. Is it a newly created position? Did someone leave? If they tell me someone didn't "fit in" or "work out"...I ask why. Why didn't this person work out?

If they squirm, they are hiding a horrible boss. The revolving door exists because either people are running away, or they are firing them for silly things.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Respectfully, I am not a knucklehead, Joe, just a telemarketer who cannot support my family on minimum wage. I am not a newbie, still wet behind the ears. I just wanted to know if I was placing too large a bet on a dead horse.

Wow, I don't know how you can support a family on what a telemarketer makes, but more power to you. Take your chances on applying for other jobs, don't let your past get in the way.

You are who you are today. {ugh, sounds Tony Robbins-ish) But true.

Long ago, they'd hire you if they thought you could show up and do the job. They didn't care if you were betting on horses in your spare time.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Respectfully, I am not a knucklehead, Joe, just a telemarketer who cannot support my family on minimum wage. I am not a newbie, still wet behind the ears. I just wanted to know if I was placing too large a bet on a dead horse.

Listen, there's a 50/50 chance it will turn up. Truth.

Just be prepared with a story to tell them...be it the truth or a lie and stick with it. Banks are tough though.

Good Luck.

You know I better stop taking 2 candy bars as I walk into my Wal-Mart and eating one, disposing of the wrapper, walking around, picking up other items, and then only paying for one candy bar.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

Maybe we have to slip them a 50 dollar bill under the conference room table to get them to tell us how crazy the boss is.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona said: Maybe we have to slip them a 50 dollar bill under the conference room table to get them to tell us how crazy the boss is.

You have to be careful about asking those types of questions. You have to project an image of professionalism even though I really don't think there's anything wrong with those questions.

Usually a person kinda knows what they are getting themselves into...maybe not if your young.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: You have to be careful about asking those types of questions. You have to project an image of professionalism even though I really don't think there's anything wrong with those questions.

Usually a person kinda knows what they are getting themselves into...maybe not if your young.

I am young at heart.
You're right about being careful. You have to feel out the person you are asking, but truly, you never know...
I figure if asking the questions forfeits the job, then something was wrong. I have actually gotten some good responses to the questions. They know you are serious about where you put yourself.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Respectfully, I am not a knucklehead, Joe, just a telemarketer who cannot support my family on minimum wage. I am not a newbie, still wet behind the ears. I just wanted to know if I was placing too large a bet on a dead horse.

I apologize. It's very stressful for everyone who wants a job but can't find one. Don't mind me. I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

They all do these background checks because they don't want to be the person who hired the person who stole or went postal. That's why HR loves staffing agencies. The agency is supposed to thoroughly check out the person and eliminate the possibility of any surprises.
Then, if the new hire turns out to be trouble, they can blame the agency. "They SAID they checked him out!!"

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

Thank you, it was just as I feared, the unknown. I was honest about it on my background check, and the fingerprint guys said not to worry- its so small. Honesty is the best policy, I hope? I had enough money to buy one can, but not the other, and I made a poor decision, and that I have paid for it more dearly than anyone person could know. (I should have not eaten that night. Some Ethiopian kid is flipping me off, I'm sure.)
And Joe, ha ha very funny, but seriously cuffs are a surefire cure for kleptomania.

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Thank you, it was just as I feared, the unknown. I was honest about it on my background check, and the fingerprint guys said not to worry- its so small. Honesty is the best policy, I hope? I had enough money to buy one can, but not the other, and I made a poor decision, and that I have paid for it more dearly than anyone person could know. (I should have not eaten that night. Some Ethiopian kid is flipping me off, I'm sure.)
And Joe, ha ha very funny, but seriously cuffs are a surefire cure for kleptomania.

You just gotta learn from this one. We have all made mistakes in life. But there is no deleting, just go forward and next time, you'll be twice as smart. You have to look out for you. You're probably a great worker. Don't let the nit-pickers get you down.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

I'm not down, but thanks for the ego boost. I am a hard worker, a good mom, and an OK wife I think... I can play the game, if the would only just let me on a court. (Well on an inbound sales court.) The best of skill (luck has little to do with it) to you all, and may the tuna be with you...

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

18 months ago

It's funny, a lot of the people who write on Indeed are ok...what I mean is good everyday people.

We are no different than the people who have jobs. But yet the employed, HR included, treat us like we are so very different.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

HR is paid to view you as an asset or liability. It would make sense that one would be soaped up, saddled, bit, and bridled to show off assets. It is really nothing personal, and honestly, my current posting is right up there with septic tank cleaners, just slightly below fry cook, and about as warmly received as Jehovah's witnesses knocking on the door during Charles Manson's birthday party. (I think I may have offended myself just now.) We are different. We are adaptable, and highly determined, we unemployed have many untapped skills to explore. We are the steady open hand of middle class america. Work hard, head down, like a fancy workhorse with assets, karma can't deny you forever. Yippie for the dreamers and doers of middle (present company below poverty line included aka me)income. I'VE HAD A LOT OF ROCKSTARS, and am feeling amped!!!!! Gonna go clean, and bake!

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

18 months ago

Remember..."Human Capital"....

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
― Thomas Paine

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

18 months ago

Backround cleared. Thanks Joe and Believe it. Made time go by faster. :-)

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swhmetta in austin, Texas

17 months ago

Here is my concern: I fully disclosed a deferred sentence for a felony larceny (Adj withheld) from 20 years ago. The recruiter has been great and very positive through the whole process. She encouraged me to drive 10 hours for a final interview, regardless of the disclosure. They loved me and offered a manager position contingent on a background check. Keep in mind, I have been a bank manager for over 8 years at various institutions. So now, I wait. I am concerned due to the SAFE Act. I wonder if they will hire me because I was upfront and honest with them? The only person that knows is the recruiter. She felt that it wasn't the hiring manager's business. I agree. It's an HR thing. It has been 2 days. Anybody have any similar circumstances with Adj Withheld and being upfront? I pray that I get the job. I have been quite successful as a bank manager in the past and have even won cruise trips back in the days when banks offered it for successful managers.

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waitingsatx in San Antonio, Texas

14 months ago

ROCGOP in Rochester, New York said: Any update regarding your matter? I rec'vd my offer on 11/4/2011. Fingerprinted on 11/8/2011. It's now 12/5/2011 and my background hasn't come back yet. I'm so confused and frustrated.

did you get the job at wells fargo?

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dejanaysollas in Long Beach, California

5 months ago

Floridateller in Hollywood, Florida said: HopefulGrl,
hey, i was wondering, i just finished the application for First Advantage, and i was having such a problem with the previous residency because my mom moved so much when i was younger. Do they really look into the dates and addresses to see if they are all correct? Also with the background in high school... i was like 14yrs old omg lol, i got arrested and booked (finger printed, picture,etc)but they sent me home and i never was convicted or in jail for anything. Do they look that up when doing the finger printing for wells fargo?

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nottoworry in Springfield, Illinois

5 months ago

I am completely stressed out because I interviewed for a positon about 2 weeks ago and I am stressed about my background check. I got a DUI in 2007 and it was a misdeamenor, but I am not sure if it will stop me from getting hired as an office assistant. On the application when it asked if you were convicted with anything other than a minor traffic violation I answered no. I have worked in nursing prior and have never been denied employment form my background. I am confused as to what is going on and taking so long because I really need the job. FYI, I have always answered no this question can someone please give me some advice.

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Bluetea in Texas

5 months ago

nottoworry in Springfield, Illinois said: I am completely stressed out because I interviewed for a positon about 2 weeks ago and I am stressed about my background check. I got a DUI in 2007 and it was a misdeamenor, but I am not sure if it will stop me from getting hired as an office assistant. On the application when it asked if you were convicted with anything other than a minor traffic violation I answered no. I have worked in nursing prior and have never been denied employment form my background. I am confused as to what is going on and taking so long because I really need the job. FYI, I have always answered no this question can someone please give me some advice.

It depends on the job and how extensive the BG will be. A BG check, if it is done by a 3rd party can take as long as a month. This is even if you got the job.

Misdemeanors usually don't show up but felony convictions will.

Companies don't care if "you really need the job". So unless, you have a written offer, keep applying for other jobs.

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Dreezy11 in Front Royal, Virginia

2 months ago

gg in Galveston, Texas said: Really would appreciate some more info on the company "First Advantage"...specifically the types/content of pre-employment screening and background checks they use for new hires. Already been offered and negotiated, accepted a position. Was just emailed a release form from new employer for "First Advantage" to run reports. I would like to see what is there BEFORE I return signed release form. Anyone out there familiar with their reports or whom I can engage in running a personal report for me ASAP? I have never seen my background info and would like to be sure it is accurate and complete. Immediate help will be greatly appreciated!

I called first advantage for Wells Fargo and they said they only check for criminal

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Mr Mr in Missouri, Missouri

2 months ago

Dont worry about it. I jst got one back from Wells like 2 days after I sent out my prints and I was fine. I have stuff in my past and have been fingerprinted before for an FA position from a different firm and I spoke to the principle and she said she didnt have anything sent back to her (which I new or I would have been employed their). just relax. If you have stolen or lied than apply somewhere else because your not going to gain employment.

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