Background Check



Learn the single most important thing you should know about a background check, and how to use this knowledge when you are subjected to one. Josh outlines what is asked for in a background info packet, and what you can prepare during your oral examination/interview.

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28 thoughts on “Background Check”

  1. Kevin Gilbert says:

    Hi josh: I have had an extensive past, and I'm not proud of it. How do I answer those questions?

  2. Diego Ramos says:

    please post more

  3. rabidrabbott says:

    I'm curious about how family can effect the background check. My dad has a felony from 20 years ago, and I have a cousin who has a felony charge and been involved with gangs.

  4. AlexSolva says:

    I must have asked this question a hundred times, but what are my chances of becoming an EMT with a felony background? I'm above and beyond ready to overcome this and willing to do anything but something ridiculous to accomplish having this career. I'm with a fire department now and I'm taking emt basic this fall. I made ONE mistake 5 years ago, and I've always lived a straight life. I appreciate you taking the time to hear me out.

  5. DayOne206 says:

    I want to be a firefighter, but I had poor grades in Highschool and was arrested for property damage (though not charged with any crime) about a year ago. How much will this hinder me?

  6. Jason Watson says:

    If you have experimented with drugs years before how much does that prevent the possibility of getting hired?

  7. Ben H says:

    What if I tried alcohol and weed 1 time and only took one drink and one hit shiuld I tell them about that

  8. King Jose says:

     i wanted to know can a person with a violent felony record get a job doing this or am i just going to waste my time and money going to school? also this was a 5 years back havent gotten into trouble since then

  9. KC says:

    If you got bounced out of a background just dont put that you applied for that department

  10. robertpal9 says:

    I was discharged from the military with a general discharge can I still get in?

  11. Jack Illest says:

    it cost 100,000 PER applicant background check…

  12. douglas gonsalves says:

    We don't want to let a fire burn more than it needs to.

  13. Melissa Encarnacion says:

    what do i do if i was fired from stealing? I no charges or anything but what should i just say the truth?

  14. Zero Cool says:

    Because people get nervous.The last thing I want is a bad polygraph because I'm just a nervous person when I'm really not lying about anything. Hell I get nervous just going into work every day and I've been in the army for 3 years. And before that a locomotive Conductor at 18 years old, nervous everyday then too. I got nothing to hide but are they going to fail me when I attempt because I'm nervous about getting interrogated?

  15. AroundSun says:

    im a gangster. like, a real gangsta. does that disqualify me?

  16. D B says:

    thank you for sharing these videos great information

  17. Robert Padua says:

    What if you were arrested but not convicted? Will they disqualify you?

  18. BFortin4real Bfort says:

    I am the best of the best whether or not I'm hired. I'm the best their is the best their was and the best there ever will be. These back round and pychological test are bullshit. It's weather they like you as a person or the way you look is what is going to get you a job. It's pathetic

  19. Ren N says:

    Want real advice? WEAR AN UNDERSHIRT. Absorbs the armpit perspiration, which results in your brain not having to think about your sweaty pits being a sign of nervousness or stage-fright. This strategy has helped me greatly. We all remember the presentations in school and remember the classmates that sweat thru their shirts.

  20. MrKJW007 says:

    I'm trying to find an online background search company, that provides not just criminal information but things like high schools that people have attended and when they graduated from them, and where they've lived in the past, and past careers that people have had.  Anyone know of online companies like this?

  21. Tony Wiebe says:

    This is really helpful

  22. Bryan Quiroga says:

    Hi sir, I would like to ask you a question , I'm process for las Vegas metro police , do you think if I don't remember exactly the dates either as my prior jobs or addresses and write down the days no exactly could be disqualification?

  23. Dorian Swartout says:

    I've smoked weed before but like 4 years ago..should I tell them that or just say no I haven't?

  24. Dera Kio says:

    Thank god I'm now in rural America.

  25. J Bar says:

    The harder it is to get a job, the more they act like they own you and more you will submit to your master.

  26. tio760 says:

    what if you were arrested but the case was dismissed?? can you pass the background?

  27. Ana Darlene says:

    Kudos for the Video clip! Apologies for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you heard about – Dinanlinson Face Blossoming Approach (do a google search)? It is a good one off guide for revealing the secret to master interviews and get the job minus the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate at very last got great results with it.

  28. Bryan Quiroga says:

    I have a question, I went to take my live screen fingerprints for California Corrections. I'm going, to be honest with you, I don't know if you could give me any advice in 2013 I applied for a cleaning agency, that agency cleans the sheriff's buildings. Even though I didn't get the job through the sheriff's agency, they took my fingerprints to work there. The problem was that I forgot to mention it, do you think they will find out? I got fired from work because I wasn't doing my best, I was immature.

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