Job Interview and Revealing Criminal Background

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  • Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 43 years experience.

I have another job interview on Monday.... this job is the dream job. it is in my specialty and would be PERFECT!!! but as I am sure most of you here know the excitement of a possible job but also the dread of having to reveal your involvement in an impaired nursing program. I am with IPN in Florida.

Is there anyone that has had the experience of obtaining a job with a criminal background? how did you handle it, reveal it and make it through the interview? I am literally paralyzed with dread and the fear of being judged when I have to reveal that I have multiple (5)misdemeanors on my record. Also, when should I reveal to the person interviewing me that I am in the IPN program?

the excitement of getting the interview is diminished by the complete and utter dread......

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

you messed up in your past, and have grown from it, can you say? (i had a substance abuse problem, and entered a recovery and IPN program.....i have monitored stipulations to ensure my sobriety & recovery ) also i am working a 12 step program every day......:sneaky: