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Old 08-12-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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People do stupid things but you learned from your mistake. Just stay positive and hope for the best. Some industries are strict and I know that in my field you would be swiftly rejected.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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I am not familiar with background checks but don't companies usually call their potential employees about any red flags they find and let them clear up/explain the problem?

Good luck OP! Hope they look past it.
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:43 AM
 
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I am not familiar with background checks but don't companies usually call their potential employees about any red flags they find and let them clear up/explain the problem?

Good luck OP! Hope they look past it.
Yes, the only call was requesting for my degree and transcripts since they were having a hard time reaching out to the school outside the country.
"For your education can you please send a copy of your transcripts? This will help with our verification". That was the last thing they were waiting for but they still needed verbal verification from the school which they finally did yesterday (Friday).
So my guess is that they've seen it already but haven't asked me anything yet. So I'm just hoping for good news.
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:46 AM
 
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People do stupid things but you learned from your mistake. Just stay positive and hope for the best. Some industries are strict and I know that in my field you would be swiftly rejected.
What field do you work in? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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The only hope that you have since you know the felony WILL reveal itself is to be candid and say it first and then use the 1st paragraph in your post here to explain why. Then leave it alone. If they ask questions be honest to a fault.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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What field do you work in? If you don't mind me asking.
Accounting
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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UPDATE!!

Background check completed yesterday and the company's onboarding specialist called me to explain the details of the crime, which I did. She said that she sees that I disclosed it and wanted more details plus the final disposition, she also asked about what I've done to turn my life around and I told her what I said above and more. She took notes and said she'll submit it to the legal department for approval and she'll contact me when she hears back from them.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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UPDATE!!

Background check completed yesterday and the company's onboarding specialist called me to explain the details of the crime, which I did. She said that she sees that I disclosed it and wanted more details plus the final disposition, she also asked about what I've done to turn my life around and I told her what I said above and more. She took notes and said she'll submit it to the legal department for approval and she'll contact me when she hears back from them.
Sounds like good news so far. Good luck !!
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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Yes, I had to fill that portion of the application after the offer and I disclosed it then.
In that instance, you should be ok!

Wonderwoman1121, I am in a very similar situation as you except that I have a FIREARMS offense. I dispute everything about the "conviction" which turned out to be a guilty plea by a young and stupid kid that didn't know better and was afraid of jail. (Of course, guilty plea meant no jail.) And I am in perhaps THE worst state in the nation, or one that is tied with about 5 of them (NY, CA, IL, CT, MA,) for their "Guns laws." And people think they gonna elect Clinton. OMG.

What I was going to suggest was going to a state that has "ban the box" laws. EVEN IF THEY DO THE BACKGROUND CHECK, which said laws do not prohibit them from doing.. Depending on WHERE it is done, some places direct the employer to not even consider it, unless it is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to the job you would be doing. So, for example.. If you applied at a BANK, it would probably be included, and relevant.. obviously. But. At, maybe, Walmart Executive Office or something? I would imagine they don't care. (They hire who they want, though.)

Too many times they try to act like they can't even pick up a phone to talk to you once it has been discovered you are a "Felon."

And, if you are like me.. Expungement may not be an option for you, based on how many things they want met to even do it. Unless you "just go for it."

Here is a Ban The Box law map, with quotes to applicable laws. And it's great. Ban the Box - Hire Image

And. Here is the same.. from the industry that truly feels they are better than everyone else. It's good to see both sides, and GREAT when you see an industry that does not have much to rebut what has been put in place. Ban the box

State Ban The Box Laws: When Can Employers Ask About Criminal History?

'Ban The Box' Laws,' Do They Help Job Applicants With Criminal Histories? : NPR

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That's right. So many employers simply will not call you for an interview if you check a box saying that you have a criminal history.
You can usually tell the smug people that feel better than everyone else based on the way they drive. They try to run red lights, don't expect people to give them resistance over their bullyish and unsafe driving, don't use turn signals.. all that. They probably the same people that REFUSE to give you a fair shake.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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UPDATE!!

Background check completed yesterday and the company's onboarding specialist called me to explain the details of the crime, which I did. She said that she sees that I disclosed it and wanted more details plus the final disposition, she also asked about what I've done to turn my life around and I told her what I said above and more. She took notes and said she'll submit it to the legal department for approval and she'll contact me when she hears back from them.
Thats essentially it. I'm sure your relieved and I know that you represented yourself well. Your honesty and motivation are worthy of a job imho. Hope you get the job.
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