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Why Should You Run Your Own Background Check

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OmniPersonal Background Checks are Necessary!

DeShan D.

Jul 23, 2023

As the hiring process becomes increasingly competitive, job applicants may feel the need to embellish their qualifications in order to stand out. However, recent studies have shown that this can have serious consequences when it comes to background checks.

According to a report by HireRight, a leading provider of employment background checks, a shocking 85% of employers have uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate's resume or job application. This means that job applicants need to be extra careful when filling out their applications and ensure that all information provided is accurate.

One of the most common areas where false information is found is education. Many people exaggerate their academic achievements or claim to have a degree that they did not earn. In fact, a study by CareerBuilder found that 58% of hiring managers have caught a lie on a resume related to education.

Criminal history is another area where false information is often discovered. Candidates may try to hide a criminal record by providing false information about their past or changing their name. In some cases, they may even use someone else's identity to try to avoid detection.

The consequences of providing false information on a job application can be severe. Employers may choose to disqualify the candidate from the hiring process or terminate their employment if the falsehood is discovered after they have been hired. In some cases, providing false information can even lead to criminal charges.

Given the prevalence of false information on job applications and the potential consequences, it is essential that job applicants conduct their own background checks to ensure that all information provided is accurate. This includes verifying their education, work experience, and criminal history.

In conclusion, job applicants should be aware that providing false information on a job application can have serious consequences. By conducting their own background checks and ensuring that all information provided is accurate, they can increase their chances of being hired and avoid potential legal trouble down the line.

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