I might have drank too much water after doing my morning run, so my urine came out almost colorless during my pre-employment drug screen. I have never used drugs in my life, so I know the result won't be "positive."But how would major employers treat "negative-dilute" or "inconclusive" drug screen results? Treat it as "failed the drug test"? Allow candidate to re-test? Count it as a pass? Help!
All employers have varying policies around drug testing but in my personal opinion, I don't think this is something you need to be concerned with. I don't know how much water you drank but I think it would…View all answers »
In college, I always heard that alcohol citations and things like that would really hurt my chances of getting a job-- is that true? What do hiring managers think if applicants have alcohol citations? Are they that serious?
Good question. It really depends on the position and company you are applying to and what the company's policy is. Most alcohol citations including DWI, MIP etc are ok if you are honest and state on your application…View all answers »
If I am asked to list references on a job application, who is appropriate to include? What is the proper etiquette for asking a contact to serve as a professional reference?
Great question! Employers may ask for professional and personal references, but most of the time, an employer is going to want to talk to someone you have worked with before or someone who supervised you. I…View all answers »
I was arrested for an alcohol citation sophomore year. Will companies track down this information? Do I have to make them aware of it? I'd rather leave it in the past.
Prior to extending an offer, companies most likely will perform a background check and this info will become known, unless your record has been expunged. So it is better to be upfront with this info than…View all answers »
Would it look bad if I asked an interviewer not to contact my current employer?
Not at all. Just be up front and explain that your current employer is not aware that you are searching for other employment and that you would appreciate it if they did not reach out to them at this…View all answers »
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