It is well-known and well-documented that the United States today has a serious problem with drug addiction. If you have been arrested for and convicted of a drug offense, you are not alone. Many people in Missouri and around the country find themselves in this position, often fueled by an addiction. When you need and want to rebuild your life in a more positive way, the ability to support yourself is an essential component and that ideally means getting a job.
Glassdoor explains that looking for a job can feel daunting to some people with criminal backgrounds but it is possible to get a good job even after a conviction. One thing job seekers should do is to identify the right type of job for their skills but also a type of job that would not be directly impacted by the criminal offense. For example, if you had been convicted of impaired driving, you might want to avoid applying for jobs where would you drive for work.
When the time comes to discuss your background with a potential employer, you should focus on what you learned from the experience and how you are committed to not repeating the experience or the behavior that contributed to your arrest and conviction.
If you would like to learn more about how you can find a job after you have been convicted of a crime involving drugs, please feel free to visit the job hunting to rebuild your life page of our Missouri criminal defense website.