What jobs are there that do not require a background check?

Can one with a 'checkered' past ever get a decent job? I have a friend in this bind. Besides selling on ebay, what sort of job will he ever be able to get? Serious answers, please. I think they do background checks for everything nowadays.

Asked By: Char - 4/4/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If he ever wants a real job, he will need to just be honest and hope that someone will cut him some slack. Some companies won't hire him at all, depending on what he did that is... More
Answered By: Wolfgang92 - 4/4/2007
Additional Answers (30)
yes! @ mcdonalds!
Answered By: ♥emi♥ - 4/4/2007
dope smuggler...dope dealer...those are a couple that dont need a background check...
Answered By: badjanssen - 4/4/2007
Working for Bush.
Answered By: jeb black - 4/4/2007
small, family owned businesses.....landscape companies....that's all I can think of...
Answered By: Munya Carr - 4/4/2007
Depends on what they did wrong. I know of felons that own their own companies. He hires other felons cause he knows how hard it is to do anything when you do go 'straight'.
Answered By: shrty0525 - 4/4/2007
a lawer
Answered By: Eeyore56464654 - 4/4/2007
Sonic, McDonalds, BK are all hiring. Great way to show you changed and want to work.
Answered By: pedohunter1488 - 4/4/2007
convenient store clerk pizza delivery fast food unless you know someone who knows him really well and then they can bond them and hire him
Answered By: Sandicheeks - 4/4/2007
Usually a job that doesn't require being around important people(ex. CEO's, Presidents of companies, etc.).
Answered By: Paul K - 4/4/2007
Honsetly speaking, we have a trash service, a local one, and I never do back ground checks for our drivers or helpers. Only a DMV record for the drivers. They make good money too. If you go to a large corporation, they'll check, but a local one probably won't.
Answered By: kellypup2001 - 4/4/2007
Certain jobs have certain requirements.....usually, it is up to the employer...and not mandated by law. Certainly, the more sensitive the job (i.e. handling money, child care, etc.) the more likely.
Answered By: superbird - 4/4/2007
Nothing decent- unless he wants to bag groceries in the local supermarket. I think if he fesses up to having something may not be so bad, but if he hides it and the potential employer finds it out (and there is a good chance he/she will) then he can forget about a job.
Answered By: Caroline - 4/4/2007
i know someone in this situation....but most places do background checks, he may have to work under the table, or do fast food, warehouse or construction
Answered By: nikki - 4/4/2007
Most restaurants don't. They ask but they never check.
Answered By: Tai M - 4/4/2007
Answered By: dtwladyhawk - 4/4/2007
Start your own company, why do you think i work for my self
Answered By: matt83840 - 4/4/2007
Answered By: Nitro - 4/4/2007
Why doesn't he just fess up that I have a criminal record but here is what I have done to straighten my life out (hopefully he has done that!!!) and here is why I will make a good employee. Is there anyway you could hire me on a probationary period for 6 months to see how I perform?
Answered By: Steelhead - 4/4/2007
Sometimes an independent businessman will take a chance on someone... but as far as corporations? That's a toughie. Usually construction jobs are pretty easy to get hired on to.
Answered By: kj - 4/4/2007
it all depends on what you mean by chechered past. if you dont have a felony on you record and you dont have anything relating to drugs or children you should be ok. but when they tell you they're gonna do a background check be honest and tell them what they will see... More
Answered By: glacierkid505 - 4/4/2007
My Job doesn't do background checks and alot of small companies don't either, with the correct resume a person with a record could get almost any kind of job with small private company.If not you can grow weed, any kind of drug distribution would work,
Answered By: Looking for the REAL answer! - 4/4/2007
Don't even listen to all of these stupid answers! There are many reputable, large companies that work with the courts to provide past felons an opportunity to have a decent job. Tell your friend to contact a probation office to see if they can give them a listing of these companies. Also, many day labor temp agencies... More
Answered By: TwinkaTee - 4/4/2007
With the invent of the Internet just about everyone dose back ground checks.. He might want to go for something with a minimal wage to start with and work his way into a better job.. once he has a work history for a few months people might give a chance to show his worth...
Answered By: ralphtheartist - 4/4/2007
Micky D's or any other fast food.
Answered By: upthcrek - 4/4/2007
President of the United States of America
Answered By: livewhyr - 4/4/2007
There are many jobs that don't require a background check. Jobs to avoid...police officer, school employee, bank employee, truck driver, cashier, hotel employee, service employee that puts you in people's homes, government employee. The higher the responsibility the more likely you will have a background check I've... More
Answered By: dorim_99 - 4/4/2007
McDonalds is normally hiring
Answered By: fr_chuck - 4/4/2007
all most any factory job is a no check... More
Answered By: alex l - 4/4/2007
Every employers now seems to run background checks on their prospective employees, even those fast food places.
Answered By: pathfinder - 4/4/2007
Civilian jobs have certain laws they have to go by regarding background checks. Most employers can only go back 7 years into someone's history, and will only be able to find out what the convictions were, not specifics. If your friend does not want someone to know, then just tell him/her not to mention it. Sometimes... More
Answered By: ilovemytC - 4/4/2007
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