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According to the article ‘Pre-Verified Resumes: How Useful?’ in the January 2014 issue of HR Magazine, “pre-verified” resumes where third party screeners certify the credentials of applicants before they apply for jobs are an emerging tool for both job seekers and Human Resources professionals. The complete article is available to Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members on the SHRM website at

The article reveals one of the first pre-verified resume service available was launched in 2001 by San Francisco, CA-area based Employment Screening Resources® (ESR). Originally called, the service evolved into, “which the company now offers as an ancillary service.” users may run criminal background checks, education verifications, employment verifications, and professional license or credential checks on themselves to verify their information. Applicants may then provide employers with access to their pre-verified credentials through unique IDs and passwords. The service is available at

While the article notes some HR professionals may question the legitimacy of pre-verified resume services and the standards used, Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) and author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ suggests in the story that “employers need to make their own judgments about the credibility of background-screening companies.” Rosen also says pre-verified resumes offer a niche type of service that “can help people with a criminal record or negative job histories to troubleshoot ahead of time by finding out the information that employers may be able to access about them.” He adds usage has been “steady” since the company first offered the service.

Founded by Rosen in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). ESR provides Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. For more information, please visit, call Toll Free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].

About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR):

LesRosenPhoto_Aug2012_SmallWhiteBorderFounded by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen in the San Francisco, CA-area in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– provides accurate and actionable information that empowers employers to make informed hiring decisions for the benefit of their organizations, employees, and the public. CEO Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual” and ESR is accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction held by a small percent of screening firms. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest industry standards. To learn more about ESR, visit, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].