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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Dec 30, 2014

Imagine this is you – after months of relentless job searching, a close friend informs you a family member’s company has an opening directly related to your field. You do some research and quickly feel this is your dream job, a chance to earn a great living doing something you’ve always seen yourself performing in the future. After a great referral, you land an interview and nail it and you’re confident you landed the job.

Days later you receive a phone call from your perspective employer who regrets to inform you they won’t be offering you the position, citing questionable details pulled from your background report. When you press for more information, they cite a drug charge dating back several years – problem is, you’ve never been convicted of anything! What gives?

Sound crazy? Believe it or not, every year there are many Americans who lose out on major opportunities like life changing careers due to erroneous reports listed in their background. We strongly suggest you explore your background before your potential employer has a chance – it could make all the difference! You should never have to lose out on account of an oversight.

Controlling your public perception is a critical component to the hiring process, leaving many other bases you’ll want to consider covering before ever sitting down to interview. Some people are simply unaware of how visible their information is in a digital setting which can similarly compromise their future.

Have you ever ‘googled’ yourself? If you haven’t before, typing your full name into the Google search box can be incredibly revealing. If you think you have been a victim of someone else’s opinion and it is losing you business or colleagues, it might be time to talk to a lawyer.