How to obtain your work history report

Written by neal litherland
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Your work history report is a part of any background check that an employer will run on you when considering you for a new job or for a promotion. In order to know exactly what your employer knows about you, it's often helpful to get a background check on yourself to obtain your work history report. There may be some costs involved, but they're typically very minimal.

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    Gather together all of your personal information. You're going to need your name, your social security number, as well as your current address. It doesn't hurt to have other information on hand such as your birth date, previous employers and other data you'd put on a job application.

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    Go online and find a background search engine that will perform the necessary search for you. Some of these background search services have a nominal fee associated with them, and some of them are free. and are two websites that you may want to try.

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    Run your background check. When the information comes back to you, it should include a copy of your work history report.

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