It has now become a very common process wherein an employer gets access to all of a person’s criminal records before offering an employment. With the rise in the rate of identity theft and other affiliated crimes, employers are becoming more cautious before offering a job to a particular candidate. Immaterial of what information is found in the candidate’s criminal records there are only certain aspects or factors that an employer would consider before offering the same position to that person. If you have been wondering how badly a criminal record can affect a particular employment offer, then here are some tips that might ease your burden.
When it comes to checking criminal records for background checks, each employer goes by his or her own method of screening candidates. The most commonly looked at factors are the age at which the particular crime was booked under your name. If you were pretty young when you had committed that particular crime then the employer may not go ahead and consider that particular felony as a factor that could stop you from being employed.
As for the next factor, employers would check the frequency with which the particular crime, felony, misdemeanor was booked. If the particular misdemeanor was a one off thing and if that was the only reason to open a criminal record then in most cases, even that would be swept under the carpets. However, if the particular action in question is something that was frequent, then you can be rest assured that you would not get the job.
Intensity or the criticality of the crime is also something that the employers would look for. If the company deals with production of chemicals and if you are booked under suspicion of creating bombs with chemicals then you would not get that job. Moreover, if the company deals with heavy machinery where they expect their employees to be sober to be able to handle the machines, then a “under the influence of alcohol” case would not be very favorable for you.
These are only some of the factors that go into checking a person’s criminal history. All important details about such a history of a person is not available from just one place, however, there are many commercial websites that would locate all such information for a particular fee.