While you may have paid the legal consequences stemming from your involvement in a white-collar crime, finding employment after your conviction is the next challenge you may face. At Steven T. Meier, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, we are committed to helping convicted criminals in North Carolina to recover from their past and look forward to a rewarding and successful future.
Even though your situation may have cost you your job, your reputation and your freedom for a period of time, chances are you still have many strengths and competencies that can be utilized by a business. Your ability to highlight these areas and maintain your confidence throughout the job application process can make a considerable difference in your ability to make an impression on potential employers.
According to the Herald-Tribune, when questions about your record are brought up during an interview, be forthright in describing what happened, but do not refrain from sharing how your experience has strengthened you and helped you learn valuable lessons. Additionally, take time to prepare for answering those types of questions by coming up with a few coined answers that effectively address the question while remaining professional and concise. Your ability to share your experience without oversharing will be critical to helping you build a good first impression.
When you approach your job search with a determination to make the most out of your experience, you may be able to more effectively discuss your past without immediately turning would-be employers away. For more information about life after a criminal conviction, visit our web page.