Published on June 26th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover
“Before Background Check – Sharing Very Personal Issues”
No one is perfect, and no one’s life history is perfect, either. So many of us have been found in possession of marijuana, or arrested for Driving Under the Influence, perhaps even alleged to have harassed someone.
If you are soon to start a new job, you are likely to be subject to a pre-employment screening, often called a “Background Check.” In many cases it is wise to share the indiscretion or very personal issue with your soon-to-be-employer before it comes up.
The worst-case scenario would be for you to resign, start the new job, and then two weeks later, be told your “past issue” disqualifies you, and are fired. Ouch! That’s not an easy thing to deal with, or explain on other interviews.
This Model Letter shows you how to address such issues in a direct, candid and forthright manner, intended to get you an “O.K.” or “No Way” before you resign and start the new position.
This particular Model Letter addresses two issues of (i) marijuana possession and (ii) driving under the influence of alcohol, but is a helpful model to address other issues, as well. (We expect to offer additional such letters in the future.) As do all our Model Letters, this Model Letter shows you “What to Say, and How to Say It.”™
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