Preparing for Background and Reference Checks

Hello everyone and welcome back from a long weekend away from our blogs! Today, we’re here to introduce you to the background and reference checks. The reality is that when starting virtually any new position, you will be expected to engage in an onboarding process, including background and reference verifications. So, how do you best prepare to make sure this process is as smooth as possible? Keep reading here…

Background and Reference Checks…

  • Communicate with your References: Throughout your career, references and complimentary letters will have a large influence on your interview and candidate success. So, make sure that you are using references that are current, that you’ve communicate with, and that are ready to verify who you are to your future employer! Whether this means a catch-up phone call, a quick text, or a formal email, giving your references a “heads up” ahead of the initiation of onboarding is a great way to prepare and stay on top of your obligations.
    • Extra Tip: If you’re looking for a reference letter, check in with professors, past managers, mentors, and other professional relations!
  • Locate Your Closest Background Resource: One thing that I did not know when engaging in the onboarding process for my internship is that there is a limited quantity of locations in which you can obtain fingerprinting and other background check elements. For that reason, prepare ahead of time by researching, asking your employer, and ultimately locating the nearest resource that you can utilize to complete your tasks! Doing so will allow you to coordinate transportation ahead of time, communicate with your employer about an appropriate deadline, and get one step closer to your first day of work.
  • Stay in Touch with Your Hiring Managers: Above all, maintaining a positive relationship with your hiring manager should be a top priority. So, make sure to be aware of all deadlines, expectations, and onboarding tasks throughout the entire process. Know that there is no such thing as too much information, and follow-up emails showcase your dedication and preparation! Make sure that you’ll be in the right city when onboarding starts, that you have the correct access to facilities, and that your employer has provided you with the full picture. In no time, you’ll be starting a new venture!

We hope that onboarding is the case for so many of you ass the economy revs up and gets back to our “pre-covid” circumstances. If you have any additional questions, make sure to send us an email or drop a comment on any of our social posts!

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