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Criminal Records and Your Job Search

Employers do background checks on all potential employees, not just ex-offenders. Knowing how and why employers look at your criminal record can help you in your job search.

It's important to know the facts about your own record when you're job searching. Then you can be sure your record doesn't hurt your job hunt any more than it needs to.

For instance, some ex-offenders can have their criminal record expunged, pardoned, or sealed. Read below to see if this might be an option for you.

The information in the pages listed below is for informational purposes only. Talk to a legal professional to find out if you are eligible to have any part of your record changed.

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