When an urgent job listing specifies “Background check needed? No” what does that actually mean? Are they not checking your previous employers?

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Lots of small employers can’t afford time or money to run background check. If the interviewer can ask good questions and corroborate the references , they reduce hiring risk that way.

The bare minimum is a standard criminal check (which still can miss a lot of things: ie IP theft). They won’t run the rest of the gamut like motor vehicle, education/license verification, credit report, OFAC/terrorist, SSN trace, address trace, employer history verification, drug test. My sister has been paralegal for several law firms and she has never had background check. I’ve had thorough background done at major employers but also just only criminal check at a small employer.

They are going to check if you have a criminal record.

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