I've recently worked with a few clients who have been concerned about what a background check might reveal, so it was especially good timing to talk about criminal history and job searching with reporter and Monster.com contributor Daniel Bortz. What a company will check and how it will affect your chances can vary wildly from one position to another, but your strategy will probably be similar no matter what: Know what they might find and be prepared to address it in a very brief, not-defensive way.
"I'm a certified career coach based in Philadelphia. I started my own practice to help people land their dream jobs and achieve their individual definitions of success.
I also keep this blog with my musings on changes in the employment landscape, advice for job seekers, links to other career-related articles, and anything else that catches my interest."