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http://boards.fool.com/i-need-your-help-30494056.aspx

I'm providing a link to save me from retyping this. I am using a cell phone and fat fingering is an occupational hazard.

Thanks in advance.
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The problem of youthful indiscretions resulting in a police record is all too common these days. Its been discussed here before. A few recollections--

Government agencies tend to be somewhat more tolerant than private employers they say.

If it was long ago, list it on employment applications but point out how long ago it was.

Sales positions may be a bit more sensitive because of handling money or potential for all sorts of fraud, theft, etc. But plenty of other positions require salesmanship in one form or another.

Commercial cooking, pastry chef, short order cook, etc, are often taught at jr colleges and sometimes have such programs for prisoner rehabilitation. Perhaps one of those is possible.

The goal probably should be to establish some solid credentials so you can get recommendations from people saying problems are behind her.
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I'm sorry. Worrying about your child is like worrying about yourself--and then some.

Has she tried to get the record expunged? Consult a lawyer, not sure which kind is appropriate. Maybe an employment lawyer or criminal lawyer who deals with juveniles if it was a criminal matter. Are there employment agencies that specialize in workers with problems in their past?

The best bet for employment is probably through a personal contact. A contact high enough in a small company (that might have less formal procedures for hiring) and close enough to seriously vouch for her. She may be able to bypass a background check, depending on the business.

If immediate cash is important, there are jobs where background may be less relevant...waitress? clerk in a small shop? used car sales? utility/cable/phone company sales?

If there's time before the financial crunch hits, perhaps get training in an allied health profession.

I hope this ends well.
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But thousands of state, local and even federal jobs do not require a security clearance. Of course, if you have one already, that is a marketable item for your resume.
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Actually NOT. The Federal agencies: DIA, CIA, FBI, & NSA have a ZERO tolerance policy for Top Secret clearances.

Actually, it depends on the agency and whether the applicant is truthful regarding their record. Something that happened as a juvenile, provided it isn't a heinous crime, is not generally held against them.

I'm actually a bit surprised that it's an issue, given that most juvenile records are sealed.

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