Candidate Resource Center

Simple answers to your questions about background checks. For questions about your GoodHire background check, visit the FAQ page.

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What Is A Background Check?

An employment or pre-employment background check is a legal investigation into a person’s past that helps inform decisions about whether to hire, promote, contract with or use a person’s services.

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How To Prepare For A Background Check

An employment background check can seem intimidating. At GoodHire, we make the process as easy and transparent as possible. Here’s how to run a background check on yourself.

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How Do I Dispute A Background Check?

Background checks play an important role in the hiring process. That’s why it’s important to look for any mistakes or incomplete information in your background check results.

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Organizations Supporting Candidate Rights

Federal Trade Commission

An enforcer of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the FTC is a government agency that helps to protect consumers.

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National Employment Law Project

NELP fights to support policies that help to expand work opportunities for everyone, and works with community organizations on advocacy campaigns.

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CSG Justice Center

A non-profit organization that publishes resources related to reentry and sponsors the National Reentry Resource Center.

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Disclaimer

The resources provided here are for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions regarding your background check or a particular record we advise you consult legal counsel.

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