507-218-2004

Finding a new job after a conviction

After being arrested for and charged with a criminal offense, many people in Minnesota may understandably become worried about how the experience could impact their futures. When applying for a new job, it is common to expect that the potential employer will conduct a background check. If that background check reveals a criminal past, the candidate might be at a disadvantage for being hired for the role. 

There are ways to get a job even with a criminal record. Monster.com recommends that people should have their own background check run before they apply for any jobs. This will give them insight into any errors and allow them to have the mistakes corrected. It will also show them exactly what will appear on the check so they can be ready to speak to the facts when the time comes.

According to U.S. News and World Report, finding the right time to tell a potential employer about a criminal record may make a big difference in whether or not a person might be hired. A 2013 EmployeeScreenIQ survey found that more than half of employers would be more likely to offer a job to a candidate with a criminal past if that person proactively disclosed the information before the background check results were received than if the candidate allowed the employer to find out about it via the background check results.

When telling a company about a criminal past, people should focus the conversation on what was learned and how the behavior has not created a pattern. 

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

We Look Forward To Working With You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Don't Hesitate

Contact an experienced attorney today.

Office Location:

117 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507-218-2004
Fax: 507-288-4908
Rochester Law Office Map

Review Us

Contact Numbers: