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Getting a Job After a Conviction

Getting a Job After a Conviction

People who have been convicted of misdemeanors or felonies in Nebraska have just as much right to get a good job and provide for themselves and their families as do people who have never had any interactions with the law. In fact, the ability to get a good job can go a long way toward preventing any future legal or criminal troubles for people. Despite these facts, it can be difficult at time for people to get hired if they have criminal records but that does not have to stop them any more.

As explained by Monster, background checks are pretty much part and parcel of most job hiring processes these days. In a 2017 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report, Sterling Talent Solutions found that 93 percent of employers conduct such reviews prior to finalizing a new hire. That does not mean, however, that they refuse jobs to all persons with criminal records.

One factor that may be important is whether or not the reason for a person's conviction might apply to the type of job they are seeking. For example, a person with a statutory rape conviction might have a harder time being hired to work in a daycare than in a grocery store.

Glassdoor also suggests that people remain very future focused and if they need to reveal any information about their past to a potential employer, they emphasize what they learned from their experiences and how they intend to make tomorrow different for them and anyone in their lives, including the employer and any colleagues.


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