U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 12-18-2009, 01:39 PM
 
49 posts, read 156,778 times
Reputation: 100
Default How long does a background check take?

I got a callback earlier this week from an interview I had about 3 weeks ago. They wanted to know if I was still interested in the job and of course I told them "Absoloutely !!". They said they would be back in touch after they completed a background check.

How long do these take? When should I expect to hear back from them? I assume they will check my credit, references and criminal background but what else do they check?

This a job in middle management in the banking industry, if that matters..............
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:24 PM
 
14,049 posts, read 3,848,457 times
Reputation: 2977
It can take up to a year depending on many factors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:36 PM
 
2,479 posts, read 1,834,468 times
Reputation: 3418
A few days most likely. If they are doing a credit check, and a national criminal background check, they should be able to get results in about 2 business days.

If they are doing something more extensive, like interviewing everybody you have ever known, that could take weeks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:42 PM
 
49 posts, read 156,778 times
Reputation: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quick Enough View Post
It can take up to a year depending on many factors.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 03:39 PM
 
7,213 posts, read 7,453,568 times
Reputation: 9189
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quick Enough View Post
It can take up to a year depending on many factors.
Not for a job candidate in middle management like OP. I would call them or email and see where they're at.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
3,752 posts, read 4,653,622 times
Reputation: 3679
When I got hired at my bank, they offered me the job the same day I had my interview--with a complete background check. I'd contact them to see what the hold-up is...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Illinois
2,773 posts, read 1,926,290 times
Reputation: 4949
The federal government is the only ones I know who takes more than a couple weeks to run a background check.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-18-2009, 07:18 PM
 
4,806 posts, read 10,883,273 times
Reputation: 4543
Quote:
he federal government is the only ones I know who takes more than a couple weeks to run a background check.
And even the federal government has an interim background check that takes only a few days and allows a person to be hired and start a job (with some restrictions on access to classified data).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top