Background checks are becoming incredibly common today, with some companies offering complete background checks at very low fees.If you’ve had some minor indiscretions in the past, you may be worried about what will show up on your background check. Luckily, there are a few things that you won’t have to worry about.
- Juvenile Records
Anything that you’ve done in your youth will not be visible on your background check, which is extremely useful to those that had less than traditional upbringings. Indeed, abackground check on anyone under the age of 18 is likely to turn up nothing at all. Minors are protected from this type of information access.
- Credit Scores and Earning Histories
Credit scores and earning histories are not returned by a background check and cannot be acquired without your consent. However, you might want to read the fine print when filling out a job application, because often they will request consent for both your background check and your credit history at the same time. Personal background checks are usually not conducted except by government agencies.
- Employment History
Neither a credit check nor a background check will return information regarding your prior employment. You can choose whether you want to furnish your employment history to anyone and you can choose which positions you disclose and which positions you avoid mentioning.
- Some Parking Tickets
Many of the parking tickets or non-moving traffic violations that you have acquired throughout the year will not show up on your background check. However, others might. It depends on how advanced your traffic reporting system is and what types of information is made available through your local DMV. You have a higher chance of seeing these incidences reported through major metropolitan areas than in smaller towns.
- Medical Information
Medical information is one of the last bastions of personal privacy. Medical information cannot be disclosed by any source except yourself, and this includes both your physical and mental health. Any physical disabilities, mental illnesses or prescription medications that you presently have cannot be released to the public.