I offered to answers to this question, both US centered. The first one is if the background check resulting you being denied employment. The second one is because you’re curious.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter.. I'm a career in leadership coach, the head
coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com. I coach people and organizations to
greater effectiveness and that could be around the job search hiring more
effectively managing and leaving dealing with workplace related issues and I also
do executive coaching how can I get a copy of my background check so I'm gonna
work with two premises. The first one is you've been turned down based upon
adverse information provided in the background check. Under US law, doesn't
apply anywhere else, but under US law , you can receive a copy of that background
check and respond to it quickly because adverse information is covered under the
Fair Credit and Reporting Act and thus you're entitled to receive it and title
to respond to with accurate information.. Protesting, "that's not true," isn't enough
for a firm to overcome the objection of the background check. You
want to be specific now if there were inaccurate dates and wages you provide
accurate dates and wages if it's an opinion of a hiring manager well I would
politely call up the organization involved and call attention to the fact
that adverse information was provided that's cost you an opportunity as such
I'm sure that you don't want me to sue because what was reported isn't truthful
so and you do this with HR and as such I would encourage you to contact the
hiring manager and have them withdraw that comment that they made as part
of the background check I've had people do this regularly it does make a
difference sometimes people have sued and they've been successful in getting
settlements it takes time and ever the threat is more important than the law
But it starts off with asking for a copy of the report if you've been turned down
based upon now in situations where you're just curious the firm isn't going
to give it to you, nor are they under any obligation to. What you want to do is
contact some of the reporting companies to see what they have about you and they
will probably charge you for this and you might just simply ask the employer
that you passed the background check with, "What firm do you use? I'd like to contact
them and get a copy of the background check just for my own curiosity and see
if they'll provide it to you or the name of the firm they may not be allowed to
release that information you may need to contact the background checking company
I'm Jeff Altman. I hope you found this helpful. My website is TheBigGameHunter.us
Go there and go exploring. There's a lot there to help
you in addition if you're interested in one-on-one coaching you can schedule
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Advice radio , number one in Apple Podcasts for job search. As of this recording, more
than 1800 episodes and we're still going hope you have a terrific day be great
take care

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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