In an interview is where you will need to demonstrate that
you are seriously looking forward to the job, and you have to be willing to
take the job immediately, there should be no hesitation in try to get a job.
Honestly is always the best policy. Honestly explaining a
criminal matter during an interview may have less of a negative repercussion
than covering it up and having an employer discovering it later. It is a fact
that if an employer discovers an applicant was dishonest, the denial of a job
could be based upon a lack of honesty, regardless of the nature of the offense.
Another thing that employers use against Deferred Adjudication
is the FCRA which was amended in 1996. However, Congress passed
the `Consumer Reporting Employment Clarification Act of 1998' and it was signed
into law by the President on November 2, 1998. It specifically, strikes FCRA
Section 605(a)(5), thus removing the limitation on the look-back period
for criminal conviction histories. There is no more seven years law. This would
have been an automatic relief given to people who had deferred adjudication.
The following are questions that you may encounter on a job
- Have you ever pled nolo
contendere or pled guilty to a crime, which is a felony or a misdemeanor
(including, but not limited to such offenses as DUI, battery, theft, writing
worthless checks, etc.) Yes or No
This question asked if you have pled Nolo Contendere.
Please Remember that in order to get DA you had to enter
a plea of Nolo Contendere. So to correctly answer the question you would
need to answer yes
- Have you ever had the adjudication of guilt
withheld to a crime, which is a felony or a misdemeanor (including,
but not limited to such offenses as DUI, battery, theft, writing worthless
checks, etc. Yes or No
This Question Asked if you have ever had the adjudication
of guilt withheld, and it truth all people who have deferred
adjudication have had their adjudication of guilt withheld. You would have
to answer yes
- Have you ever been convicted of a crime (Other than a traffic related),
including Felony or Misdemeanor? DWI is not traffic related. Yes or No
You would have to answerer No because a Deferred Adjudication
is not a conviction for a crime.
This section will demonstrate how to counteract blow offs.
There are many common phrases used when trying to blow a person off.
The 4 worst words to use
- Interviewer: We will give you a call. Thanks for coming by.
Applicant: Can I expect that call on Monday or Tuesday, or should I
call you back?
- Interviewer: We will keep your Resume on file.
Applicant: When can I should I come back and reapply?
- Interviewer: You are overqualified for this Job.
Applicant: That is correct, but I feel that I can bring all of my skills
into this job position. I would be very satisfied by the position.
Never use the phrase I want a job
- Interviewer: Why are you applying with us today?
Applicant: I feel that I can bring my skills to bear on any position
that you have.