The job market is hard enough to get into nowadays, even if you have a clean record. So put yourself in the shoes of someone who has a criminal record.
It doesn't matter if your charges were dropped or dismissed. There is still a strong possibility that they will show up while your trying to land that all-important job. That's why our law firm has been proud to help those go through the process of getting a criminal arrest off their record.
One thing you won't want to do is lie. It may be very tempting to lie about your criminal record, but it will hurt you in the long run. Most employers now run your info through a sophisticated background checking system that is hard to run from. Honesty is still the best policy, no matter how old fashion as it sounds.
Of course if your attorney can get the offense removed from your record, you can legally answer "no" to conviction questions and feel safe that it won't come back to haunt you.
Remember that in some cases you don't have to tell a potential employer about your history with the law. For example, if you are currently going through a pre-trail adjudication for an offense that isn't criminal. Or if it was a minor drug offense (such as being caught with a small amount of marijuana) and a certain number of years have passed.
It's important to know that with the correct guidance from an attorney, you won't feel worried that you'll miss out on a "dream job" due to a mistake from your past.