Reasons To Conduct A Background Search

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There are many reasons why someone might desire to do a background search on someone. It is common for an employer to check references and previous employers on a potential employee. Depending on the job they may also desire to do a background search as well.

A background check may be required if you are going to take a position with a bank or other job that includes a responsibility with money and financial information. It is also common to have a background check required for any civil service job. If you are applying for a position with a municipality such as a city or county then they may require a background search.

Security positions typically will require a search as well. This is particularly true if you are going to be working in a high-risk area such as one that has access to sensitive information or valuables. A background search is mandatory if you are going to become a police officer or work within a jail.

The military will also require searches on troops if they are going to be in a job that may expose them to classified material. The military has various levels of clearances depending on the sensitivity of the job the individual will be performing. In some positions it may be necessary to get a top secret or above clearance.

Top-secret clearances are broken into what are referred to as caveats. These are sub clearances within a top-secret clearance. The caveat a person has will depend on the type of material they will be exposed to. One clearance caveat is known as SCI, Special compartmented information. If an individual had the access to this type of material their clearance would be considered a Top Secret/SCI clearance. Someone with this type of clearance has access to extremely sensitive information.

A background search is required for these highly classified military career fields but they are far from the only reason that someone would need a background check. There are personal reasons why a person might want to conduct a private background search on an individual. If you are going to hire a nanny for your child you may want to run a search on that individual before entrusting the well-being of your child to this individual.

Some people also choose to run a background check on a person that may be renting from them. If you are going to rent your investment property to an individual then you may desire to run a background check before you elect to trust this person. You will trust them with your property and in some cases your furnishings and possibly personal items.

 

You may also want to run a background search on an individual if you are going to allow them to roommate with you. Since you will be sharing a financial responsibility with this person it may be a good idea to do search on them. It may also be a good idea to run a background check search on the person you are dating if you are considering getting serious with them. This may seem tacky or a lack of trust, it can be a good idea if you are going to live with this person and trust them to your personal belongings and your life.

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