A curriculum vitae or resume is simply a personal marketing document. The former is longer than a typical resume, but both serve the same purpose, which is to apply for a job. The document is filled out, formatted, and sent by the job applicant themselves. Some applicants even hire professionals to create their CV. Now the question arises, "What are the contents of CV and how true are they?". Since the CV or resume is a personal marketing document, it can be exaggerated and even embellished. Therefore, employers need to verify the content by hiring a reputed BGV agency to do the background check.
Typically, the candidate must pass a background check during or after the hiring process. Depending on how strict the employer's requirements are, this can be very time consuming. Sometimes, it can even take 2 months. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, applicants these days have themselves and their CV /resume checked. It is not surprising that the supply of talent in the market far exceeds the number of jobs, especially during Covid-19. Companies receive a plethora of applications and the hiring process is very resource and time intensive. Therefore, applicants nowadays get their credentials retrospectively verified by a reputed background screening agency so that they can present themselves as "trustworthy" candidates and win the favor of the potential employer.
The typical content of a resume relates to education, previous employment, and extracurricular activities. Employers are most interested in your education and past employment because they want to make sure that you are indeed capable of handling the tasks they want you to perform. They also want to check your integrity by talking to your previous employers and references.
Employers have their employees verified to protect themselves from reputational and financial damage. Negligent hiring can result in hiring a candidate who embezzles from the company, is a drug addictor alcoholic and insults co-workers, makes inappropriate comments/gestures in the workplace, shares sensitive trade secrets with the employer's competitors, etc. Employers who are certified ISO 27001 must have their employees audited to meet the requirements of the certification.
The background check agency collects the necessary details and documents of the candidate, e.g. CV, marksheets/certificates, details of previous employers, etc., and through a combination of database queries, emails, phone calls and even personal visits, your credentials are verified. Thereafter, in case of a self-verification, the candidate will receive a background check report with the company's certification ISO and other credentials, along with the attachments containing the proof of the check. These can be presented to a prospective employer.
A candidate who has voluntarily hired a background verification company to verify his or her CV /resume stands out from the crowd as a 'trustworthy' person. The candidate has nothing to hide and proves their claims through an accredited third party. This strengthens the candidate in future applications for a job, tenancy, marriage or even loan applications.
Moreover, the candidate has a soft copy of his marksheets/certificates duly digitally stamped by the issuing authority. So in case the candidate has misplaced his physical certificates, the soft copy serves as a real backup!
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Millow verified my education and past employment for a job offer I had in Singapore and they were super professional. Millow’s platform was easy to use as well.Seema Singh
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