(Closed) Reconsidering my entire life’s goals

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

Honestly, I would say no under the assumption that its expunged from your record. If its question and researched and does come up, you can explain your answer.  

Post # 4
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Honestly, a stupid teen mistake will like be viewed as just that.

Post # 5
299 posts
Helper bee

Not in that field, but I would think that making a stupid mistake and owning up to it would make you a better guidance counselor.  You can actually sympathize with points of view.

Post # 6
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally agree with MissIntent.. if it comes up explain it and use your mistake to your benefit. Explain how much it taught you and how you too made mistakes so you feel it makes you an even better counselor to kids! This story is a great story to explain to a troubled teenager and will help you to better understand the kids you work with. Don’t stress and good luck =)

Post # 7
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissIntent: i completely agree! you can use that to your advantage! 

Post # 9
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I think your dad is right. Just because they ask, disclosing this info may not be held against you. Honestly, as you explain it was for pety theft and removed from your record, I think it’s much differnet than if you had a violent or sex crime on your record. Go ahead with the application and maybe put in an application at a place where you don’t have any connections as well to see what kind of response you get. I would take the GRE but also try to acess if this is detering potential employeers from looking at you before you make any major career decisions.

Post # 10
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In our (UK) employment laws,you have to put down any records you have,but also its taken into consideration that the sentence you were given has been spent ie youve done the courses and it was a long long time ago. The seriousness of the cime is alos taken into consideration, but I also think that they will see this as a positive experience that youve learnt from and can help others not make those choices. I say go for it, I dont think they would hold it over you now! good luck!


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