Don’t rely on ‘self-service’ background checks

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If job candidates approach you with a written report attesting to the validity of their résumés, don't stop your background check there. New online services, such as ChoicePoint Inc. and a service from CareerBuilder, promise to do such quickie background checks, which applicants can then pass along to prospective employers as proof of their legitimacy. Such services verify basic résumé information and do a national criminal file search, but they don't check past employment. Bottom line: Do your own background checks. Such services put the control of information in the applicants' hands, not yours.

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