Among the many things that could concern a person in West Virginia when faced with a criminal arrest and potential conviction is how they may ever bounce back from the experience. One of the important steps in doing this is to get a job that can allow them to support themselves and their family should they have one. People in this position should know that they may have opportunities to get a job that they are not aware of.

According to Monster.com, there are two important factors to take into consideration is the amount of time that has elapsed since a conviction and the time that a person is applying for a job. The longer the time between these two events, the less that the conviction may come into play. Another factor that potential employers may look at is any relation between the type of crime that a person was accused of and the type of job that they are applying for.

For example, a person who was convicted of an offense for possessing alcohol as a minor who is looking for a job at the age of 35 might have less of a problem than would a person who was convicted of embezzlement who is today applying for a job as a company bookkeeper.

Glassdoor adds that there are some companies who are known to be more open to hiring people with criminal backgrounds. Job applicants might want to educate themselves about these companies and try to apply for jobs there to increase their chances of getting a new job.