For understandable reasons, many people fear the background check. Because especially if the check has been run cleanly, correctly and legally, it could dig up some rather nasty, dirty or embarrassing secrets about their past. But perhaps you have had such nights too. Tossing and turning in bed nights, because at the back of your mind, you may have come to realize that today there is pretty much nowhere to hide.
Inevitably, past mistakes will be revealed, however long this does take. But assume that the background check is being conducted cleanly, correctly and legally, there is a fair to good chance that events from your past, stretching back a number of years, will not be recorded. You could call this then a prescribed debt. It is expired and it is both forgiven and forgotten. When applying for a new position, recent events, however, will more than like be shown up by the employer background check services company.
And if the information recorded during such checks are incorrect, and you know full well that it is so, it is not the fault of the company. They are handling data as it is handed to them. But you are still in a position to counter the disinformation. The same company could assist you in tracing those records and setting in motion those necessary wheels to correct the mistakes, as it turns out in this case, made by others.
But even if you have a black mark or two recorded under your credentials, you still have every opportunity to address these and rectify them. And if you are scouting for new career or business opportunities, you should already be making it your professional business to make sure that your records are good and clean.