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Old 11-15-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I am looking for some advice in regards to my situation...

I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Construction Management. I have been going to school now for over two years and have earned 60 credits thus far toward my degree. I am finally starting to study my core curriculum and I find it interesting. Especially due to the fact that I am an electrician by trade and have been on many job sites from commercial to industrial construction. My concerns are as follows...
I am 33 years old and I have felonies on my record from when I was eighteen. Nothing immoral- Just drug related offenses but none the less the felonies are on my record and they have affected me since the recession from landing a good job as an electrician. That is why I decided to get my bachelor's degree to kind of level the playing field and show potential employers that I am not that same dumb kid..
My questions are as follows:
1- Will getting a bachelors in construction management help me to finally land a good job??
2-Will having my bachelor's help persuade employers to look over my past??
3- How will employers look at me with just having earned my degree at 35 years old?

Any down to earth experienced educated advice that any one can give me in regards to this post would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I believe, those felonies will still hurt you. Most contruction companies will look for people with really clean backgrounds, because that is what clients require. Most of the construction companies in this area have government (or government contractor) clients who run background checks on all construction workers.
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