We often we hear that our past will determine our future. To create a positive future for ourselves, we volunteer, engage in new opportunities, educate ourselves and learn from our mistakes. In job interviews, we speak convincingly about our positive experiences which make us strong candidates. We focus on the most impressive aspects of our resume, with the option of not mentioning any less-than-ideal situations in past positions. Fortunately, we have some control over what others may know about us by being selective about what we choose to disclose. This was not, however, an option when it came to police checks.