After 4 months of job searching it was the advice on this forum that finally allowed me to secure a job....and a really good one at that. I had a misdemeanor charge against me from 6 years ago that already cost me one job offer when it showed up on a background check. I read some advice on here regarding that situation, and it advised to disclose it in advance and see what happens, because HR people LOATH surprises. I did exactly that. They not only overlooked my past discrepancy, I think my honesty about it was actually one of the reasons I got the job. Thanks again for all the support! It really does work!