Most offers are contingent on passing a background check. You know better than your potential employer whether any issues will arise.

Top 3 Things That Cause Offers To Be Rescinded During A Background Check

  • Inaccurate dates of employment: Don’t fudge the numbers—be specific to the month if not the day on when you started and exited a job. Inaccuracies often imply deceit costing people a potential offer.
  • Negative News Coverage: This is a new and rapidly developing cause of offers being rescinding. Employers are more regularly checking the internet and media archive outlets for negative contextual headlines and stories about potential new hires.
  • Undisclosed criminal activity: If you know something will come up in your criminal background check, let your potential employer know in advance—the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency and many applications require disclosure of certain criminal liabilities.