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When filling out the information for the third party to perform the background check, one of the questions specifically asked if I have ever been convicted of any misdemeanors that have not been expunged, sealed, etc. I answered yes and identified the 2000 DUI conviction.
I am unsure how far back the background check will go. It is my understanding 7 and 10 years are typical. However, the point is moot since I revealed the 13 year old conviction on the questionnaire.
I realize you are an attorney and not an HR person, however, do have any feeling for how the conviction will be received considering it was 13 years ago? The position applied for is a Chemist at an aerospace company. Thanks.