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Find Any Mistakes Before They Do and WorkPast® Whatever is Holding You Back

Take charge of your own job interview

Fix mistakes before employers see them

Fix Mistakes Before Employers See Them

Mistakes on your background check can prevent you from being hired. Find them now, before it’s too late.

Explain your history

Explain your history

Everyone has a different journey. Discover what your background check says about you and fill in important missing details.

make a solid first impression

Make a solid first impression

Ensure that what you say to an employer matches the official record. Consistency breeds trust.

96% of employers conduct some kind of background screening on applicants. What will they discover when they do? Find out before they do with WorkPast to be prepared with the facts.

Starter check

Same Day  Same Day

Search for your name in nationwide criminal and sex-offender databases.


basic check

Same Day  Same Day

Expand the starter check to include domestic watch list, SSN trace, and address history.


standard check

Same Day  1–3 Business Days

Includes basic check as well as county criminal court searches and federal court searches based on where you’ve lived in the past seven years.


*Additional third-party fees may apply for this search. Call us today to learn more (866) 740-3452.

Many employers conduct a thorough education and employment history verification to confirm that the information on your résumé is accurate. Fuzzy on the details? Find out today if your résumé contains errors with WorkPast.

Employer Verification

Same Day  1–3 business days

Verify your past employer to become a hiring manager’s dream candidate.


Education Verification

Same Day  1–3 business days

Verify your school, degree, and graduation date before you interview.


résumé Verification

Same Day  1–3 business days

Get three Employer Verifications and one Education Verification.


*Additional third-party fees may apply for this search. Call us today at (866) 740-3452 to learn more about employer verification and education verification fees.

This page is for individuals to request background checks and résumé verifications on themselves in order to see exactly the same results potential employers see. If you’re a third-party verifier seeking verify a job seeker’s work or education history, or if you’re an employer or educator working to submit or update a past employee or student’s history with you, please visit our other pages.

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Why run a background check on myself?

  • Gain control of your personal information and qualifications. 

  • Become a hiring manager’s dream by walking into the interview pre-verified.

  • Monitor the accuracy of information revealed in your background check.

  • Stand out against all the other candidates for your position.

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


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 just a 4-step process:

  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!

To get started, click here.


That’s why we are here!  There are more than three thousand counties in the United States and they all have one thing in common; people. And people make mistakes. Clerical errors, inaccurate or incomplete information, and even records that match your name but still aren’t you, is all commonplace in 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 through it. We can help you get mistakes fixed 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 7 years’ worth of data on your personal background check.   

In addition to limiting the search to 7 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 rigorous. 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 in the 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 7 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 29 years of experience in the industry, and our customers security and privacy are top priority.  While WorkPast cannot guarantee the security of the information, we utilize multiple rigorous security measures, a combination of online and offline security technologies, procedures and organizational measures to help safeguard consumer information against loss, misuse and 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, so access is granted by only 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 through every step of the process.  


Have more questions? Contact the background screening experts at WorkPast today by calling (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.

Ask the background check experts

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 interview of your dreams.

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