They most certainly do. Being honest about your past is crucial. Having a criminal record is nothing to be ashamed of, and you’ve done more difficult things in life than telling someone you are a former felon. If they have a problem with that, their loss.
Here’s some more information on background checks:
In certain US states, nothing older than seven years will be considered part of your record, so it may be worth waiting if your record is close to that limit. The states that don’t look at felonies more than seven years old are:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* there are certain pay or salary bracket positions where other conditions do apply)
What’s more, there are eight states that don’t consider cases where you were found not guilty. These are:
- New York
However, if you live in one of the states we mention below, your whole record will be looked at. No matter the verdict or the time passed, these states will see all of it:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Edward Jones rates pretty highly in all categories. They have a rating of 4.1 in total, with 79% of reviewers saying they would recommend working there to a friend. Almost all people who work there — 94% — approve of the CEO, Jim Weddle.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Judging by their official statement, all of them. Particularly, however, you should think about your record in terms of the industry you apply to. For example, since Edward Jones is in the financial sector, you can imagine that crimes relating to theft of any kind, breach of trust, misuse of proprietary information, etc. will really work against you.
Violent crimes and sex offenses will also have a negative impact on your ability to work with segments of the public.
Does Edward Jones drug test?
Yes, they do. Both applicants and employees have to go through various kinds of drug testing.
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