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Preparing for employment after your drug conviction

On Behalf of | Dec 5, 2019 | Drug Crimes

When you have been convicted of a drug-related crime in Pennsylvania, your future may be uncertain as you learn how your actions will impact your effort to maintain relationships, build trust in others and qualify for a job. At Decker Bradburn Attorneys at Law, we see the good in everyone and are committed to helping convicted criminals to move beyond their past and recognize an exciting and rewarding future.

Perhaps one of the most difficult consequences stemming from your drug conviction is your ability to secure a good job. Many employers require their candidates to undergo some degree of background check to verify that they are in good standing with the law and will be a valuable asset to the company. If you are asked about your criminal conviction be genuine, professional and honest in describing what happened and what effort you have made to fix your mistakes.

According to U.S. News, discussing your conviction is a topic that should be brought up before you go into a second interview. If things are proceeding nicely and you are confident that you will be moving forward in the interview process, make sure that you disclose your conviction before the second interview. Likewise, be aware of your timing in bringing up your conviction. One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to begin an interview by immediately disclosing your criminal past. Rather, lead with some of your most notable accomplishments and your most desirable skills and establish your reputation before you bring up the past.

When you are aware of some of the strategies that you can use as you prepare to find a job following your criminal conviction, you may be able to appear more confident and prepared as you begin the interview process. For more information, if you are facing drug charges, visit our web page.