I was convicted of felony in 1989 for possession and delivery of narcotics, I served 26 months and everything has been well for me until 2009. I have been having a hard time getting a job in my field of study, which is computer science. I am enclosing my resume so that you can take a look at all of the places I have worked, but can't seem to find work because of the intense background checks now. ONE Conviction 21 Years ago man it's hard. Please Advise. Thank you.
Looking at your background, your inability to find work may be more a sign of the economy rather than your criminal record. For many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, expungement may help. Expungement will not erase your conviction but it may keep it off of the average background check. You can find more information here:
I would not attempt this alone. You may be able to get low-cost or even low-cost assistance at your local legal aid office.
I hope this helps