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Will my DUI disqualify me for a job at Cognizant?

I have a job offer as a Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions, a software company based in Teaneck, NJ. In March this year, I had a DUI in California. I am going to declare this in my background check form, and it will also turn up in my background check results. Will this automatically disqualify me for this job, or will it not cause me any trouble. I'm asking because I do not want to let go of my current job only not to get this other job. Thanks for your answers.

Asked By: John - 12/5/2010
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Maybe not. Most employers know that sometimes college kids make serious life mistakes. The person that interviews you could also have had a DUI in his past - very easily. It happens. Just show you are mature and those days are over. Just be honest and upfront about it and show your regret...
Answered By: Toni - 12/5/2010
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almost for sure it will disqualify you. DUI is the height of irresponsibility.
Answered By: Common Sense - 12/5/2010
 
With most high tech companies, probably not.
Answered By: Mike - 12/5/2010
 
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