Dear Experts, My son is in a job that has the potential of him getting laid off. He has a DUI and disorderly conduct charges on his record. Regardless of the record, he is very responsible and works hard. Will it be difficult for him to find a job that will understand his situation? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @juliaerickson Q#157 Having job now gd recc, can get referrals; cd look b4 layoff 2 avoid appearance his past caused layoff. @juliaerickson Q#157 Be honest; bckgrnd chck'll find record, lie worse offense; reality: some emp'rs WILL elim him b/c of past. @DebraWheatman Q#157 Get very positive references attesting to character & abilities. Recognize mistakes and explain to potential hiring mgr. @jtodonnell Q#157 DUI = Hard to Get Hired. He needs to network w/people who know he is credible - @resumesrevealed Q#157 Maybe hard w/police record, but see if current emplyr is willing to give him great recommendation - tht will help. @ValueIntowords Q#157 Agree w/others. And, if haven't yet done so, request copy of driving record from DMV 2 see exact report. @gradversity Q#157 It may be more difficult when applying to open jobs, but not impossible. In his situation, networking is very important. @elysewilliamson Q#157 Echo others: be upfront. Have good work refs ready 2 vouch 4 his work reliability + learning from mistake since then. @haroldmellor Q#157 Make sure he addresses past. Many co's perform background checks – don’t want them to find out w/o him controlling msg. 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.

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