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Fix mistakes before employers see them

Fix Mistakes Before Employers See Them

Errors on your background check can prevent you from getting the job you want. Take the initiative to find them now and get things corrected, before it’s too late. Take the first step to landing that job.
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Finding a job can be challenging with the large number of highly qualified candidates on the market. Set yourself apart from the rest by being proactive and showing up pre-screened for your next interview.

Make a strong first impression


The perception of professional capabilities is shaped by your first impression. One of the best ways to make a great first impression is by ensuring what you say during an interview matches your official records. Consistency breeds trust.

This service is for individuals only to request background checks and résumé verifications on themselves. If you’re a third-party verifier, employer, or educator seeking to verify a job candidate, employee, or student’s background, work, or education history, please visit KRESS INC.



  • WorkPast the issues on your background check and get a job faster.

  • Be a hiring manager’s dream by walking into an interview pre-screened.

  • Stand out from all the other job candidates and get ahead.

  • Make sure the information that comes up is accurate.

  • See what employers see before they run your background check.


WorkPast collects a variety of personal information depending on the type of background check you order. To deliver accurate results and ensure your privacy, we need:

  • Your legal name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your residential address
  • Your Social Security number

If your background check includes a past employment or education verification, we also collect past employer and school details (such as name and phone number).

Ordering background checks is easy!
  1. Choose your package.
  2. Verify your identity by providing us with some basic personal information.
  3. Add any additional or optional services desired.
  4. Finalize the request and let us get to work!
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The Social Security number (SSN) trace is an identifier and reveals any alias names, as well as past and present addresses associated with the social security number. It’s a crucial component of criminal history research, because it is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions that should be researched for criminal records. Another search can be done in the same courts for all relevant and/or unique alias names. The addresses found on a trace correspond with the areas of the country where your applicant has applied for credit or supplied their information to any number of our data furnishers. The trace also confirms that the social security number you provide is associated with yourself under the same name and the approximate date of issue aligns with your birth date.

Please Note: In the event that a social security number doesn’t trace, it does not automatically mean that the person is in this country illegally. In many instances, especially as it applies to younger people or those new to the country, but lawful residents, the lack of information can mean that the person has not established credit in their name. It is a common misconception that a Social Security Trace is conducted through the Social Security Administration and can be used to determine a person’s legal status in this country. This assumption is incorrect as neither an employer, nor a screening provider is not eligible to query the Social Security Administration until the person becomes an employee. The E-Verify – Legal Residency Verification should be utilized to verify if the social security number is the candidate’s.

Don’t worry that’s why we’re here!  There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, and they all have one thing in commonpeople. And as you know, people can make mistakes. There can be clerical errors, inaccurate, incomplete information, and records can come up that match your name but aren’t you. This is all commonplace with public records. You may be able to get that information corrected or removed. WorkPast has an easy dispute process and support team that is here to help you sort it all out quickly.

Depending on the type of background check ordered, turnaround times range from a few hours to a few days. Our basic checks search national criminal databases quickly, and the results are nearly instant. Other checks take longer.

Some records are housed in county courthouses and some have been digitized and are held in databases. Records will show up on your background check depending on the type of search you run, and where the records are housed.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and specific state laws, some offenses can’t legally be shown in background check results and/or can’t be taken into consideration in your hiring process. Many states have their own laws governing the employer’s responsibility in considering these records, and most limit criminal and civil records to seven years, so WorkPast reports seven years worth of data on your personal background check.   

In addition to limiting the search to seven years, WorkPast displays only the records that match your identifiers like first name, last name, date of birth, middle name, address, etc.  We do not include any records that do not match at least three of your personal identifiers. But there are thousands of other background checking companies out there, and we cannot guarantee that other background checking companies are as precise as we are. This is why WorkPast exists. Our goal is to give you control over your background check, help you see what is on your background check, and help make sure that accurate information is used during your hiring process. Know your rights. Take control of your information. If an incident in your past does not show up on our background check and it is within the past seven years, please consider expanding your search to include county courthouse searches or contact us for further assistance.

No, running a background check will never affect your credit score.

WorkPast® is a solution that gives you control of your personal background check and reputation. Use WorkPast® proactively to not only manage your personal information, but also store important information in a safe place that allows you 24/7 access for today’s fast-paced world.  WorkPast customers just like yourself store background checks, verified work history, professional licenses, certifications, resumes, written recommendations, diplomas, military experience and DD-214, professional memberships, etc. so they will always be at your fingertips when you need them. 

You can save and update your information at your leisure, share it with potential employers when you are interviewing, and then lock it up tight when you need to.  This convenience not only allows you to keep track of it all in one convenient, secure place, it empowers you to WorkPast® the everyday limitations job seekers encounter when interviewing. We’ll even notify you when it’s time to update that information, so you are always ready for that next step in your career.  


With WorkPast, you are getting an award winning, 100%-U.S. based customer service team, licensed and accredited, to handle all your background check needs. WorkPast has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and our customers security and privacy are our top priority.  While WorkPast cannot guarantee the security of the information, we utilize multiple thorough security measures, a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.  

WorkPast systems are in a secure facility where physical access is limited, including its backup media, and continuously monitored. Access is only granted by authorized persons.  The network is protected with multiple layers of security including firewalls, SSL encryption, Intrusion Detection Services, firewall security with boundary routers, industry standard or higher encryption technology, and critical security patch prompt implementation.

We provide the most advanced technology and security features on a proprietary client portal that simplifies the background checking process, providing you ease of use and peace of mind every step of the process.

Have more questions? Contact the background screening experts at WorkPast today at (866) 740-3452.

Compliance you can count on

WorkPast is an affiliate of KRESS Employment Screening, a professional pre-employment screening organization that has performed background checks and other services for clients across the U.S. since 1990. We focus exclusively on making application and resume verification faster and easier than ever before. Everything we do adheres to standards set by federal and state governments, including FCRA regulations and rigorous digital security protocols, in order to keep our customers in compliance.

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Do you have questions or concerns about your background check? We have answers. Contact the background check experts at WorkPast today to begin your journey towards the job of your dreams.

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