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The impact will depend on the enforceability of the agreement itself and how restrictive it is. Courts disfavor these agreements, but that does not mean that they are unenforceable. An agreement that is the appropriate length (shorter rather than longer, two years or less) can be enforceable. An agreement that has some limitation on its enforceability (either in geography or in terms of specific customers/clients) it can be enforceable.
So, the company legal department is going to review the non-compete to see if the agreement is too broad (and unenforceable) or if it is valid. If it is valid and would restrict you from doing any of the work that they could have you do, they'll probably not hire you because legally they could also be sued for tortuous interference between you and the former employer's non-compete contract if they are knowing having you violate it. If they find it unenforceable or there is work they can have you do which doesn't violate it, they'll hire you.
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