What do I do if a background check shows a fraud charge but was never convicted and charge was dropped? It was a charge that had no merit but still appears on background records. I'm applying for a financial services jobs.
Hi, Try contacting the local courthouse where the case was filed. I beleive you can ask for the record to be removed since there was no conviction. Also, you could contact an attorny and seek…View all answers »
I transferred universities a couple times over the course of my college career, and I'm wondering if I should include those two previous schools on my resume? I had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted when I got to college, and I'm worried employers will see it on my resume and think I'm flaky or unprofessional (even though I eventually ended up at a school I really love). Would I get in trouble for not having those others listed?
We see many candidates who have attended multiple schools over the course of their academic journey, so don't be overly concerned about this. While companies may have different preferences, I would recommend…View all answers »
I might have drank too much water after doing my morning run, so my urine came out almost colorless during my pre-employment drug screen. I have never used drugs in my life, so I know the result won't be "positive."But how would major employers treat "negative-dilute" or "inconclusive" drug screen results? Treat it as "failed the drug test"? Allow candidate to re-test? Count it as a pass? Help!
All employers have varying policies around drug testing but in my personal opinion, I don't think this is something you need to be concerned with. I don't know how much water you drank but I think it would…View all answers »
In college, I always heard that alcohol citations and things like that would really hurt my chances of getting a job-- is that true? What do hiring managers think if applicants have alcohol citations? Are they that serious?
Good question. It really depends on the position and company you are applying to and what the company's policy is. Most alcohol citations including DWI, MIP etc are ok if you are honest and state on your application…View all answers »
If I am asked to list references on a job application, who is appropriate to include? What is the proper etiquette for asking a contact to serve as a professional reference?
Great question! Employers may ask for professional and personal references, but most of the time, an employer is going to want to talk to someone you have worked with before or someone who supervised you. I…View all answers »
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