Due to the current economic instability, employers are seeing increased numbers of applicants per vacant position. Therefore, hiring mangers have the luxury of picking the best applicant possible. That said, how does an applicant with a criminal record have a chance at competing with more desirable candidates?
Last year alone 16 million Americans faced a criminal charge. As far as an applicant is concerned, the best advice is to disclose everything, regardless of whether they the applicant was actually convicted or not. Nothing is worse than having an employer question one’s integrity. Also, there are federal grant programs that offer an incentive to employers that hire convicted felons. Read More