Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: ApplicationJob application tips for felons?
Dylan May Staff asked 7 years ago

When I was filling out an application, it asked me if I had ever been convicted of a felony. I have, but it was a long time ago. Will this come back to hurt me?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 7 years ago

Almost every job application you fill out will ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. Being honest here is a must, and it doesn’t need to mean an automatic disqualification from employment. And while some employers, such as Target, are beginning to remove these questions, if you lie on your application, it can be grounds for immediate termination later on. Tell the truth here without going into details, and your honesty will be seen more as a strength, especially if you convey professionalism.