The Benefits Of A Background Check
More and more job seekers are proactively conducting background checks to verify information and marketing it on their resume to stand out from other candidates.
In today’s recruitment world, pre-employment background checks are becoming a favorite tool among hiring managers, regardless of the position or industry. A background check can make or break who is offered a job, so more and more job seekers are proactively conducting background checks to verify information and marketing it on their resume to stand out from other candidates. Located below are three benefits of becoming a prescreened candidate.
1. Ease Your Mind with a Personal Review
As a job seeker, when you hear “Background Check” you probably get an uneasy feeling. The thought of someone learning about you and your past sounds a bit invasive but it doesn’t have to be that way, especially if you perform the background check yourself. Not only will you be able to ease your mind about what a potential employer may discover about you, but any mistake you find on your record may be corrected before someone reviews and misinterprets it. The worst thing that could happen to you is a potential employer runs a background check on you, sees incorrect information and you miss out on a great job opportunity.
2. Speed Up the Recruitment Process
The process of finding the perfect candidate can be quite taxing and timely. Hiring managers typically advertise open positions, collect resumes, conduct interviews, perform background checks and then make their hiring decision. If an employer knows right off the bat that you already have your background check completed, they have a better comfort level in selecting you for an interview and may eliminate a step in their recruitment process, saving them time and money.
3. Stand Out in the Crowd
By conducting your own background check, you can also stand out from other candidates by marketing your background check directly on your resume. Each month, employers and recruiters receive and review hundreds of resumes. By indicating that you have performed a background check, you can demonstrate that you are serious and committed to your job search and are willing to go the extra mile.