Professional Tips on Conducting Background Investigations (Part 1)

Thanks to the many PI shows on television, people know a lot about how background investigations work. However, truth be told, what you see on TV is only a fraction of what private investigators do. Take the example of background checks.These checks can range from private clients wanting to know about another individual’s past, to schools, colleges and universities that want to establish proper background screening policies which are fair for everyone. As a method which requires skill and expertise, there are several tips on background checks techniques that we at Holliday Investigations have acquired through our services.

Search the Public Records

Rather than scrounging for any sources, the best way to find out about someone is through the available public records such as the country records. Each can yield a range of public records such as
marriage, divorce, arrests as well as property ownership, and can give you enough information so that you can determine their complete records. By compiling this list, you can actually track down the individual’s whereabouts throughout the years as these details are a matter of public record. However, it is important to note that many public records are outdated, with information that hasn’t been updated in the past 3 – 5 years. Therefore, the information you find may or may not be valid.

Go Through Their Criminal History

Local police departments offer information for anyone who is searching for a name connected with a criminal background. Along with which, if you are searching for any sex offenders in the area then you can also get a list and details about the individuals on that list. Furthermore, the state correctional department also provides information about any person’s criminal history and can be very helpful if you have a just cause for the search.

Ask a Professional

One of the best do-it-yourself ways which can help you get a lot of information is by simply outsourcing the task to a private investigator for background checks. Private investigators like Holliday Investigation services have decades of experience. If you feel like you may not be able to reach the sources you need to complete the check yourself, then opting for investigative services is your best bet at getting the right information from a reliable source.

Employment Resume

We live in a technological world which means that your target’s history should be around somewhere. And the best way to find this history is by getting their resume. This has become quite easy because of employment websites like LinkedIn. By going through the resume, you can have access to certain information about them.

While these are some tips, you may want professionals to step in for reliable and trustworthy services. Get in touch with us to see how we can help. And stay tuned for part 2 for more on background investigation tips.

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