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Over a month ago I was offered a job and went in to give consent to a background check. They told me it usually takes 3-5 business days. So now it has been over a month and I'm told I still have the job offer, but something in my background check is taking a long time to come back, something in Huntsville (which is the city I just moved from, where I went to college). I desperately need to start working and don't want to give up this job. I'm worried that because it has taken so long, that whoever it is is just ignoring it and it will never come back. (Not knowing how background checks work, I don't know if this is a rational fear.) The only people I can think of in Huntsville that would possibly be contacted would be my electricity company, my university, and the 2 apartment complexes I lived in during my time there. Does anyone have advice as to something I could do to speed this up or check on it? I asked my contact at my potential new workplace if she knew who I could call but she told me she doesn't know how the background check worked and who was holding things up. Can I just try calling my apartment complexes and seeing if they know anything? I'm utterly confused at what I can do...
 

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Probably depends on who the background check company calls.... sometimes they call only the places you've worked, sometimes the schools and workplaces, sometimes they also add on criminal checks.... they might even add on all references and places you've lived.... The point being, it could be anything from the college, to the local police station needing to see if they have any records on you.<br><br>
At the place I work at now, and why I have no idea as the job requires no thought and doesn't involve anything proprietary (and anything they do is examples of what not to do), , but they even called my house asking my company for a reference for me--I nicely told them that they could check with the state of Illinois for the general business registration, but for the entire history, they'd have to rely on the information I provided as the state only tracked LLC/Corporations and not sole proprietorships.
 

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You can speak directly to the company who is doing the check, if you can find out which one it is. I don't know how much they will tell you but it's worth a try. I hope it comes through soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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My ex was getting a job in South Carolina, but he once lived in New York.<br><br>
The South Carolina job background check did take several business days, but the background checks are done through the police agencies and it was the LOCAL one that took 3-5 days. Our police agency had to apply for the background check for New York... and it took a little over a month to get the New York results back. It was hard, because we needed the money.<br><br>
There's really nothing you can do to speed things up. Just because its taking so long doesn't necessarily mean that something has gone wrong. Unfortunately, it can be quite normal.
 
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