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It's like insurance. You would know if you weren't bondable. You wouldn't be bondable if you had gotten into big trouble for stealing or something like that. That question is usually asked for jobs that require you to handle money and possibly valuable merchandise. Bonding is frequently called ""reverse insurance". Insurance is intended to pay someone for damages by an event that, may or may not have any fault, but is essentially expected to possibly happen, (like a house fire). An insurance company expects to pay some losses - the risk of that loss, to the degree that it is more than the fee/premium charged, is shifted from the insured to the insurance company. Bonding on the other hand, is a way to assure payment (or performance of something) for an event that really should never happen. If payment/performance under a bond must occur, the Bonding Company will try and get paid by the one it bonded. It never agreed there should be or to accept any loss. Hence, along with a fee the company normally gets security/liens/mortgage that it feels is adequate to reimburse it for any amounts it pays. Bonds come in many, frequently specific & independent forms. For example, it is common that a building contractor will have to provide 3 different bonds in many jobs: Bidding, Performance, & Payment. The bid bond assures that if he bids to do a job - wins the bid - and then doesn't agree to to the job as bid, the one who was requesting the bid (and now has to go through the time and expense of redoing it all) gets compensated. The contractor may also have to provide a Performance bond, which basically means if he fails to complete the contract, (walks off the job, etc., ) and the buyer needs to get someone else to do it, there is compensation in the bond amount. This bond may even cover the warrenty period, so there is a way to assure the contractors 10 year guarantee, if say, he's gone then. (Sometimes, instead of paying, the Bonding Company will/must actually step in and hire another contractor to perform). There may be a bond required to assure that payments made to the general Contractor that should be paid to the sub contractors , suppliers or employees, are actually paid to those people. (If the contractor fails to pay a supplier/worker, those people actually have a lien against your property until they are paid, even if you paid the contractor). Hence, a bond is essentially that a large, capable organization (generally an insurance company), agrees that those taking on a responsibility are actually responsible, or the bonding Company will perform in its behalf or compensate....and then get renumeration from the one causing the problem. In most job situations, it means you are considered responsible to be trusted with money, (under what would be expected to be controlled guidelines of your employer). Just being able to be bonded for something, indicating another presumably large/reputable company will stand behind you, is a sign of quality and integrity.

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Q: Why does a job ask you if you are bondable?
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What do they mean when they ask 'Are you bondable' in a job interview or application?

Bondable means you do not have a criminal record, so when asked: "are you bondable?" and you have a clean record, answer "yes."You can also get around this if you've been pardoned for your offense. So you're also bondable if you went through the pardon process and had your record sealed. See related link below:

Job applications sometimes ask if you are bondable What does this mean?

You can be insured to handle cash and valuables A bondable employee is someone who can be insured to handle cash and other valuables. Employers need to get insurance for loss or theft of goods. People with criminal convictions, especially theft and fraud, are usually not bondable.

What is bondable in a job advertisement?

Meaning you have to have a clean criminal background so you can be bonded which is a requirement of the job.

Is everyone bondable?

People with criminal records are not bondable.

What is the criteria for being bondable?

what is the criteria for being bondable?

In a job application they ask are you bondable how do you know?

When you are asked on an application are you bondable "means a person is deemed worthy of bond or insurance coverage. The insurer provides coverage for an owner-operator or a company employee if the insurer finds that party worthy of coverage" So essentially you have not committed theft or a crime equal to that or have a poor credit rating.

What does are you bondable mean?

Bondable usually means that an individual has no criminal record. Some companies also include credit history in the definition of bondable individuals.

What does it mean when a job application asks 'Have you ever been denied a bond'?

This question means to ask if you are bondable. If you have been denied a bond it probably would have been due to a bad criminal record or background check which reveals information about you.

Is a person still bondable after claiming Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Yes, a person is still bondable. They just have to be able to pay their bond or have a clear background check to be bondable.

If you have a felony are you bondable?

You are not bondable if you have a felony on your record. The insurance company doesn't want the risk that comes with bonding a felon.

What happens if I lie on a job application and say I am bondable?

It is never a good idea to lie on a job application. If you are applying for a position that requires you to be bonded, it will become apparent that you are not during the application and hiring process.

Can you get a nursing job after felony is removed?

Nursing aide or practical nurse, possibly, but not a real 'registered' nurse, who has to be bondable and has access to category 3 medication.

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