Dear Experts, This summer I got a DUI. Since then, I can't get hired. What do you suggest - I'm living at home with my parents, have a degree, and feel like a complete failure. Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#352 Be sure not to take dour disposition into interview. Reflect on lessons & move forward. Positive attitude req'd 4 search. (@dawnbugni) Q#352 Boost ur network, join pro association to build relationships; take focus off negative- DUI is not career-breaker. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#352 Getting a DUI does not mean you can't get hired. This can explain how to find work: http://ow.ly/xnxB. (@jtodonnell) Q#352 It's a problem you'll just have to face. Either find someone to take a chance or do your own thing. (@beneubanks) Q#352 Have you had any interviews? If not, the issue may not be the DUI, it may be some other factor (economy, resume, etc.). (@gradversity) Q#352 Look into expungement, apply 4 jobs that don't involve driving, network essential now 2 get interviews. (@juliaerickson) Q#352 Your drinking will continue 2 get in your way; seek treatment/stop drinking & your future will improve. (@juliaerickson) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 29, 2009