Background Check

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Polygon, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    I'm out of work and I've been applying a lot of places. More and more places run background checks on people. It got me wondering, when they run a background check does it report to them that I'm a CCW holder?
     
  2. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Will depend on your state. In Texas, they can not get that info. May be different there.
     

  3. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Hmm....

    I hope not. I'm beginning to wonder if it's effecting my ability to get a job. I wonder how I would find that out.
     
  4. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    I have been a Utah-Wyoming Certified Inst. for 20 years. The state of Utah would not give out this kind of information. This does not mean that some firm who gathers private information for sale could not find out. They may get info from friends or people you have told.:mad::(
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    That would be unfortunate for them if that were true. Having already passed a background check, mental health record investigation and criminal history investigation an employer should welcome a CCW holder as an upstanding citizen.
     
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  6. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Well, that's some good news. The only people that know I carry are people I trust not to say anything to anyone else. But I guess you never know.

    If I were an employer that's how I look at it. That would always be a plus to me.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Background checks for employment GENERALLY include a check of criminal convictions, traffic violations, and credit history (last is usually for jobs handling money) A very few jobs with a bonafide security interest will do a full background investigation, including interviews with neighbors, teachers, former employers and co-workers, etc.

    Frankly that is expensive as hell, and rarely used for non-government/ non-nuclear jobs. Apply for a job at Dugway, Dyno Nobel, Tooele, etc- that is a different matter.

    And to get that, you usually sign a release giving your permission for their access.
     
  8. apowers1214

    apowers1214 New Member

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    I work for a company who does background checks. The reason fingerprinted allows them to only show reason you can't get your job with previous convections. They can't release any additional information other than what is needed for your employment. CCW application is a whole different beast of its own.
     
  9. apowers1214

    apowers1214 New Member

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    When I saw background checks I mean fingerprint based not the name and social search most go through. Sorry for not clearing that up.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    In my area, there are government contractor jobs that require background checks. A lot of employers use the different job advertisement sites (monster.com or careerbuilder.com)
    Add to this foreign travel, foreign contacts, organizations or associations one belongs to, and past employment.

    For those that are interested in filling out the 127 page form:
    http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF86.pdf
     
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  11. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Well, then this is very good to hear. I haven't applied for anything like these.