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Becoming a Trucker? Prepare for What a Trucking Background Check Will Show Before You Apply!

Carriers across the country are raising pay and distributing significant bonuses in response to the shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. Those who are interested should be prepared for a background check that complies with federal regulations by checking to see what details are included ahead of time to correct any mistakes. The driving […]


Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back Into the Workforce Whitepaper

At least 95% of people incarcerated in state prisons will be released back to their communities at some point. For an ex-offender, a job search can become a frustrating paradox.

We discuss short-term and long-term approaches to repair past mistakes, including:

How to inquire on getting your conviction sealed, expunged, or judicially set aside
Your potential ability to […]


How to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve

A Randstad report reveals that about 60 percent of women never negotiate their pay, an easily avoidable mistake that many professionals make. But doing so is expected by business leaders and can demonstrate that a woman knows her professional value. According to the Center for American Progress, women can expect to earn 82 cents to […]


What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter

A phone screen, or a short phone call lasting 15 to 30 minutes during which a job candidate discusses basic qualifications for and information about a job, is typically conducted by a recruiter or coordinator on a company’s talent acquisition team after a candidate’s application materials have been reviewed. A phone interview, however, is a […]


How Do I Explain a Work Gap to My Future Employers?

Career gaps are often inevitable and can happen to anyone, but it is important to be open and honest with potential employers. Explaining any sort of past job history during an interview and how that situation was a learning experience is a great way to demonstrate that you are the right person for the job. […]


What Can Disqualify You on a Background Check?

Background checks provide valuable information for employers who are seeking details about a potential employer’s employment history, education, criminal record, credit history, etc., and there are several red flags that may disqualify an applicant. These include: a poor employment history; lying on a resume or providing a resume that contains inconsistencies; a criminal history; bad […]


What Can Disqualify You on a Background Check?

Background checks provide valuable information for employers who are seeking details about a potential employer’s employment history, education, criminal record, credit history, etc., and there are several red flags that may disqualify an applicant. These include: a poor employment history; lying on a resume or providing a resume that contains inconsistencies; a criminal history; bad […]


Getting a Job with a Criminal Record Post COVID-19

Although the skyrocketing unemployment rates are expected to create a problem for those seeking work with a criminal record, there are a number of tools that applicants and employers can use to make rehiring a win-win situation. In Illinois, the best tool available for those with a criminal background involves clearing their background from the […]


Why It is a Bad Idea to Lie on your CV

A recent CV-Library survey revealed that 92.5 percent of United Kingdom adults have gotten away with lying on their CV and of the 1,000 workers polled, a third said they would be willing to lie about the dates of their previous employment. The most common reasons for this include looking more experienced, appearing more qualified […]


How to Succeed After Prison: Ignore the Pessimists

Jeremiah Bourgeois has spent time in prison and once said jail time “inoculates against feelings of relative deprivation and you forgo chasing pipe dreams.” But he is coming to find out that he was wrong. He has become optimistic after being released from his 27-year sentence even though he and his fiancée struggled to find […]




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