Question: What do online background checks tell you?

Nearly all background checks include a criminal-history check, based on information supplied by the candidate, including their Social Security number. Criminal background checks will reveal felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions, any pending criminal cases, and any history of incarceration as an adult.

Can a background check see my internet history?

One of the questions that people often ask concerning background checks is whether an employer can check their browsing history. The short answer to the question is – no. A prospective employer cannot check your private internet history. They can, however, check your public internet history.

Do background checks show social media?

Social media is one place where people appear to let their true selves show; and employers often consider including social media in pre-employment background checks. However, many experts warn these types of pre-employment background checks may have limited value.

Can employers see what you Google?

With the help of employee monitoring software, employers can view every file you access, every website you browse and even every email youve sent. Deleting a few files and clearing your browser history does not keep your work computer from revealing your internet activity.

What do social media background checks look at?

What is a social media background check? A social media background check is similar to other types of background checks, like criminal checks. It looks at a persons past behavior since a persons past can be indicative of a persons future behavior.

Can jobs see your social media if its private?

Employers can and do check out potential employees Facebook profiles if they can get access to them. Some 56 percent of employers said they were likely to look at the social media presence of potential employees before hiring them, according to a study from British business psychology firm OPP.

Can my employer see what websites I visited on my personal phone?

The short answer is yes, your employer can monitor you through nearly any device they provide you (laptop, phone, etc.).

Can police recover deleted internet history?

Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, police can access some of your internet data with a simple subpoena, which investigators can obtain without a judges approval. For that, police need a search warrant.

Can employers look at your Facebook even if its private?

Many employers conduct professional background checks on potential employees before deciding whether to hire them. However, some employers may also investigate a potential employees social media profiles, such as a Facebook page. In most cases, an employer can only view your private Facebook page if you allow it.

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