All questions for US/Canadian offices only.
- When they ask you to SIGN offer letter which is contingent upon a background check, is that enough authorisation from us for them to easily PULL our records out of universities?
- If you come through a referral, do they still perform an intrusive background check?
- Is this a standard now?
- Is there anyone who was offered (in the recent past) without having to sign any authorization/release?
How do employers check education?
- Job verification is typically done by an independent firm
- You will likely be asked to produce transcripts
Most employers will hire an independent firm to conduct background checks on their behalf. This involves verifying your work history and your education credentials.
The independent firm or prospective employer will verify your work history by confirming your start and end date. If a firm is doing a deeper dive into your education (transcripts) they need your consent. At this point, your employer may ask you to produce a transcript to verify your education.
I think they pull: date of enrollment/grad, GPA, and major. However, if you are going for an analyst spot, they will probably want your transcript.
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