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    Hi,
    Was just wondering what people's experiences with First Advantage have been for background screening post-offer? I'm soon to be "screened" by them, and I'm just wondering if anyone knows what they want reference-wise and passport copies, and everything else? I have absolutely nothing to hide or worry about, I'm just conscious of the fact that I may have to get my passport, references, proofs of address etc. sent up from home and I'm slightly paranoid about getting majorly slowed down in the process due to weather situation with the post, time of year, and just the company in general (as I've not heard great things about many of these companies ). So I just wanna be able to have everything ready for as soon as they write to me so I can get it sent off and done with minimal hassle. So if anyone that's had a post-offer check run by them could give me an idea of what to expect, that'd be great

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    They are ****. Totally incompetent.

    You will not need proof of address. You will not have to send them anything in the post. Any exam results, scan them and send as a PDF. Its the easiest way.

    I taught in a town in China in 2007 for 5m, they wanted to try and call up the school (without a chinese speaker in their team) and verify me being there. They settled for a scan of my visa, and yet still the girl managed to read the visa wrong and mistook the issue date and entry date as the dates she thought i was there and so i had to painstakingly explain to her what the dates were... despite having a scan of the entry and exit stamps too..

    Incompetent.
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    They are ****. Totally incompetent.
    Agreed. They asked for extra information, then the person dealing with my case would change every week and the next person would request the same information again. Then they told me I had 5 days to provide the information otherwise I would fail the background check. Wouldn't be surprised if I did fail it. Worst thing is this was for an offer I didn't even sign, but they didn't seem to care when I told them that.
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    agreed, they are f*cking useless. scan everything you can and email to them in a PDF, because apparently they can't see jpegs, which i just can't understand. so surly and idiotic. did you see any of the conversation between First Advantage and HR...laughable. i mean obviously this is their moment to shine by unveiling some hidden mistruths such as the fact that you didn't graduate from your institution!, but oh wait you're in your final year? hmm never thought to check that... what a bunch of absolute mugs.
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    Hmm OK, well this hasn't exactly filled me with confidence for what's to come...so what exactly did they ask for from you guys then?
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    (Original post by DBazza)
    Hi,
    Was just wondering what people's experiences with First Advantage have been for background screening post-offer? I'm soon to be "screened" by them, and I'm just wondering if anyone knows what they want reference-wise and passport copies, and everything else? I have absolutely nothing to hide or worry about, I'm just conscious of the fact that I may have to get my passport, references, proofs of address etc. sent up from home and I'm slightly paranoid about getting majorly slowed down in the process due to weather situation with the post, time of year, and just the company in general (as I've not heard great things about many of these companies ). So I just wanna be able to have everything ready for as soon as they write to me so I can get it sent off and done with minimal hassle. So if anyone that's had a post-offer check run by them could give me an idea of what to expect, that'd be great

    Thanks
    (offer is Barcap if that makes any difference)

    First advantage is ****ing useless and incompetent bunch of people from my experience. You just have to give them all the information that they are too fricking lazy to get. If they keep being useless just complain to your HR... eventually they'll get it sorted. If you hear nothing back, it means you are fine, if they come back to you, that means they are incompetent again:P

    Best part was they thought I was unemployed and yet I was in high school, they obviously did their research lol...
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    Has anyone had their screening with Risk Advisory Group?
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    What do they screen for? Employment and exams? Or proof of address too?
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    Wow so there is actually a chance I could end up failing this background check through their own incompetence?! I knew they weren't great but Christ, that's dreadful...
 
 
 
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