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I Got a DUI, Can’t Get a Job


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)

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