Job Searching with a Criminal Past

Having a criminal record can be a major challenge to your job search. The manner in which you handle your job search can mean success or failure. When the application does not require you to note if you have a criminal history, this is the best opportunity for you to push forward, get the interview and “wow” the employer with your skills, experience and “can-do” attitude. In most cases, it is best to reveal to the employer the information that will come forward from a background check. However, timeliness is the key factor in revealing the information. Do so after you’ve presented yourself as the prime candidate and keep information brief while being prepared to emphasize what you’ve learned since that incident and how you’ve matured in responsibility and skills. Read today’s articles from three sources to find out more of the subtle nuances to make your job search with a criminal past a successful path to long-term employment.

Dealing with a Criminal Record


Resume Dilemma: Criminal Record

How to Address Your Background


5 Keys for Overcoming the Criminal Background Check


How to Overcome Criminal Convictions When Writing a Resume


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