The incident was a misdemeanor.
I felt very at ease with the first interviewer. We really had a good rapport. I was just wondering if the 2nd interviewer (a higher-up) usually asks different sorts questions, grills the candidate harder, etc? The first interview focused mostly on behavioral aspects (though the interviewer indicated that my "hard" skills were self-explanatory) so perhaps the 2nd would be more in-depth skills-wise?
The interview is not scheduled, as the date emailed to me I already had work appointments. I hope it's okay that I emailed back saying those wouldn't work for me! I gave two other possible dates and said I would try to be as flexible as I can if the interviewer would prefer an earlier date.
Also as far as the CBC, my concern is not so much that I won't get the job - I'm okay with it if that happens (though I would be disappointed if that did prevent me from getting it, but I'd see it as just another consequence and chalk it up to a tough lesson learned). I am concerned that they would set a start date contingent upon the CBC, I would give my notice to my current company, and then somehow they would decide not to hire me after all.
Also, for privacy concerns, I'm obviously dodging the charge in the traffic incident, but I'm guessing most can deduce what it was.
not sure how privacy concern is an issue, since a misdemeanor is public knowledge anyways (some aren't reportable), and if you are concealing it on an anonymous forum, I question whether you have square with the infraction. If you truly learned from the lesson, then it's nothing to hide from, especially since it will obviously come up in a CBC anyways. You don't necessarily have to volunteer info (unless you are trying to get a security clearance), but you shouldn't be surprised if it does ever come up, and you should be prepared to answer question(s) on it openly. It's your prerogative to post on here, but it is rather absurd IMHO to conceal it based on privacy concerns.
many businesses will not start an employee until after a CBC, security clearance issuance, or drug test, etc, so you shouldn't be surprised if you cannot start until after your CBC. You should have informed them when you would be available. If they have a contingency like CBC, then you can always state that your availability is 2weeks (or however long your current employer would like) from the employment offer signing after CBC in order to give your current employer notice. Again, I doubt, depending on the employer and the field of employment, your misdemeanor offense would have any real bearing on your employment. The key isn't to hide from it as you are hiding from it on here, but to be upfront about it if it comes up and be mature about your response to it. Employers know that everyone isn't perfect, even if you are getting a job that requires a security clearance, they concern more about your rehabilitation, pattern of behavior, and your trustworthiness and dependability, which both go back to your lesson learned, if you are going to continue a pattern of behavior that will take you away from the job or prevent you from doing your job b/c you can't get to work. With that said, you are probably thinking this is more aggravating to your situation than it really is.
If you are seriously concerned about your "criminal" past, then consult an attorney to get advise on what can be brought up or not as part of your employment search.