Disclosure during hiring...

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Andre017's picture
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Recently realized I still have a blemish on my record from 20 years ago -
stupid college prank that got me a misdemeanor. I feel as stupid now as I
did then. I've confirmed that it can be expunged in a process that will take
about 8 weeks. Questions:

A) Wait to have it expunged before applying for a position?
B) I feel I should disclose this for sure during an interview, expunged or not,
but curious if it really will likely diminish odds of an offer?

Over...

Shmer33's picture
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 <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Collage prank that occurred 20 years ago.. I doubt it..

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First, I strongly encourage you to speak with a qualified attorney about your situation.
Unless told otherwise by that attorney, then I suggest you disclose the entire incident.
The last thing you want is for your hiring firm to find something that indicates you were less than truthful.

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I agree - just curious if it would be better to wait for the expungement
process to be completed before starting the application process, and
whether or not something minor from so long ago would reduce the odds
for hire...

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Andre017 wrote:Recently realized I still have a blemish on my record from 20 years ago - stupid college prank that got me a misdemeanor. I feel as stupid now as I did then. I've confirmed that it can be expunged in a process that will take about 8 weeks. Questions: A) Wait to have it expunged before applying for a position? B) I feel I should disclose this for sure during an interview, expunged or not, but curious if it really will likely diminish odds of an offer? Over...
Did you have sex outside of your species?
Over...

Andre017's picture
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Proton - thanks.

JCadieux's picture
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Andre017 wrote:Recently realized I still have a blemish on my record from 20 years ago -
stupid college prank that got me a misdemeanor. I feel as stupid now as I
did then. I've confirmed that it can be expunged in a process that will take
about 8 weeks. Questions:

A) Wait to have it expunged before applying for a position?
B) I feel I should disclose this for sure during an interview, expunged or not,
but curious if it really will likely diminish odds of an offer?

Over...In my experience, the only way this could harm you is if you failed to disclose it.Have it expunged, then disclose it anyway.

opie's picture
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Personally, I think it should be disclosed right here in the forums.

Indyone's picture
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Were you a shepherd?!!

Andre017's picture
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Thanks Jeff - That's the plan.

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