网友问题: 美国的Background check是干啥用的, 要经历多久？
When doing background check, employers can check:
-your credit history
-your criminal record
-your work history
-your driving record
-references/people you included in your job application
If you're not truthful on your application, you could be terminated in the future - not because of what was found, but because you were dishonest when you applied.
As for how long it could take, it depends on how extensive the check is and if they do it through an agency or not. Usually it takes anywhere from 48 hours to 1 week, but sometimes can take up to 2 weeks or even 1 month!
Background check的项目一般包括犯罪记录，驾驶记录，信用记录。可能也会要求candidate去做drug test (查尿样,血样, 头发, 或唾液等等)。
Check的项目根据公司的要求不同也就有多有少。比如金融公司可能就会规定要检查candidate的信用记录，犯罪记录。很多公司愿意用 third party来进行background check，因为专业公司的服务对于公司来说更全面更经济。