Disturbing new trend with applications
1) I have an expunged misdemeanor on my "criminal record"
2) I always scored very high on HVAC tests
3) I usually interview very well when i apply for jobs.
there was 2 companies i applied for which i never heard a word from and i realized the disturbing new trend going on with job applications.
they place on their application "please be honest with your criminal background" , "everyone makes mistakes" , "we do not automatically disqualify you" ...ect.
don't fall for this.
These companies are just trying to save money by not having to do a background check, they're NOT going to hire you.
They tell applicants the best thing is to be honest, but then they go and rip-off a bunch of home owners for HVAC equipment.
My rule is , unless you have been personally referred to someone for a job, never put criminal history on the app unless it's a government related form where you MUST be honest.
(I'M NOT ADVISING YOU WHAT TO DO, JUST BE AWARE OF THIS LIE AND MAKE YOUR DECISIONS)
some of you may still be in areas where "criminal records" aren't that big of deal, but in areas like Los Angeles, ANYTHING found on your background is a "fail".
People have this vision that an employer is going to over-look a minor offense, but it doesn't work that way anymore.
if employers are going to deny your employment for a chicken-sht offense, then they need to pay the money to do it.
unfortunately, this Big Brother crap , ...and their little files, are going to get worse and worse until the country falls into total slavery or people suddenly wise up and start electing guys like Ron Paul, who are willing to follow rules.
by anyways, like i always suggest when talking about criminal history, if you're having these kinds of problems , the CDL truck driving jobs are way more reasonable. I'm my area they pay a lot better than HVAC.
(and if you think driving a truck is a crap job, you should see the HVAC jobs i've had in the last 5 years)