If job candidates approach you with a written report attesting to the validity of their résumés, don't stop yourthere. Probe deeper with your own, independent check.
New trend: A growing breed of online services allow job applicants to do quickieon themselves. Applicants then pass along their "clean bill of health" to prospective employers as a way to stand out from the crowd.
Examples: ChoicePoint Inc. offers its "Top Candidate" do-it-yourself screening product starting at $24.95. Job site CareerBuilder is launching a similar service. Such services typically verify basic rÈsumÈ information and do a national criminal file search, but they don't check past employment or criminal history outside the country.
Bottom line: Do your own background checks. Such services put the control of information in applicants' hands, not yours.
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