Understandably, hiring someone with a criminal record can make employers nervous. And job candidates with a criminal history do tend to carry a negative stigma.
Most employers want to hire people who can demonstrate desirable characteristics, such as:
Sound judgment Good ethics and morals Reliability Ability to follow rules Respect for authority and peers
Typically, however, these qualities aren’t associated with those who break the law. Furthermore, employers often see these candidates as people who have taken negative action on purpose and made poor choices. At best, they’re viewed as irresponsible and untrustworthy – even though that may