Granted, I don’t have a business and I’m not an employer. However, I would have a hard time hiring someone who looked like the photo of one of the gang bangers. Shaved head with tattoos on it? Now, if someone came to me and told me of their past openly and talked about how they have since changed perhaps, just perhaps, I would hire him on a temporary basis in order to see if they are truly changed or just lying. Just a thought.
I agree with you totally!!! Best to be upfront.
If someone shows up with a shaved head with tattoos on it, DO NOT hire him because it’s evident, to me at least, that he is still trying to maintain his gang banger badass appearance. That’s not enough mentality change for me.
I had a similar experience as an employer. I was interviewing a young man for a technicians job. On his resume it said something about being discharged from previous employment. Mind you this was the young mans self prepared resume. I knew that to go deeper into the cause was on the edge of propriety. However, I did ask the young man if he wanted to to tell me why he was discharged/fired. He didn’t hesitate to tell me it was about being on drugs. He was caught up in the drug movement with students at the University where his dad was a prof. He offered that he no longer was a druggie. I hired the young man as much for his candid disclosure as I saw potential for the job. Never regretted my decision at any time and the young man was still doing a teriffic job after I left the organization. I believe you have to have cognizance of real character in choosing employees. I guess this comes from personal experience as a non conforming youth.