Find us on Google+ Jobs for Felons: How felons can get jobs
  • Home
  • About Me
  • Ask Me A Question
  • Loading

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Female Felon needs a Job

Female Felon needs a Job

 

Why female ex-convicts may have a harder
 time finding work than their male counterparts
Hello.

I want to first thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this site.
I am on probation for a class D felony (promoting prostitution). I would like to get a bachelor's degree in business administration. I can't stand on my legs for long periods of time because I have severe back problems and fibromyalgia. I suffer from chronic pain but I would still like to work. I got baptized in jail and I want a decent life and a good job. My question is: I am 46 years, do you think a company will want to hire me at my age with a felony on my record?

Sue,
 



 Female Felon needs a Job




Hello Sue

Often the felon job search begins with a little legal assistance. I suggest you contact your
local legal aid office to see if expungement is an option for you in your state. Legal aid could offer low-cost or no-cost assistance in this process. It will make getting a job a lot easier.

Next contact your local One-stop Career Center. The local One-stop is a full service employment center offering a wide variety of services including job placement to residents.  There are computers, resume assistance and trained counselors that could assist you in your job search.  Many counselors have experience working with felons.  You may qualify for funding that could train you for a new career.  You can find your local One-stop Career Center here:

www.servicelocator.org


Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Where can Ex-offenders Find Jobs

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Ten Steps to Getting a Job with a Criminal Record



Female Felon needs a Job
Finally contact the United Way in your area.
The United Way supports a large number of community organizations and could point you the direction of one that could use your skills.  They could also put you in contact with women's advocacy groups that may assist you in other ways.
 

I hope this helps.


Companies that Hire Ex-offenders and Felons

Female Felon needs a Job

This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here!

Female Felon needs a Job

Read More

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons
I get a lot of emails about getting a job with a criminal record.  I get quite a few from ex-offenders regarding the list of companies that hire ex-offenders and felons.  We have all seen the list.  It is posted on a number of websites.  I even have a variation of it on this blog here: 

Updated List of Companies That Hire Ex-offenders and Felons 

I have contacted each one of the companies on the list and none of them have official policies that exclude the hiring of ex-offenders.  My list is a little different because it includes companies that have hired students that I have worked with personally.

Many people that read this list are confused.  Just because an employer has hired an ex-offender in the past, does not mean it will hire every ex-offender or felon that applies for employment.  The nature of the conviction of the person applying will come into play.  For example, a person convicted of any type of theft
or robbery will not be considered for any type of job where valuables are at risk.  A person with a drug conviction will not be considered for jobs in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes etc.  There maybe even local laws which prohibit those with drug related convictions to be employed anywhere alcohol is served.

Many types of jobs require licenses that people with certain types of convictions are ineligible for. 

I have also met people who have have applied for jobs with some of the employers on the list and come to the conclusion that the employer doesn't hire felons because the employer did not them.  Just by appearance, the person was a poor applicant who just didn't make a good impression or did not fit int what the employer feels a good employee looks like.

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons
Before you apply for any position, you have make sure you put yourself in the best position to be hired.  The first and most important is appearance.

Do you have suitable interview clothes? For men, a well fitting suit with a nice shirt and tie would be the absolute best thing to have. That may not be possible for someone just coming home but I suggest that men at least have dark dress slacks, a light colored shirt and a coordinated tie. You should also have a pair of shoes that you can put some polish on. Not boots, not sneakers…shoes! A good number of my students buy
List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons their interview clothing at thrift stores like Goodwill or the Salvation Army store. They find quality clothes at very low prices, clean and press them and they are ready to interview. Never mind how you get them, the right clothes will make the difference. You should also have a neat haircut and be clean shaven. If you wear a beard, it should be neat and trimmed. How do you look? Do you look like an ex-offender with a shirt and tie or do you look like a businessman? Do you look like you are going to a
List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons
business meeting? You should - an interview is a business meeting. You should always look like a professional who is there to make a business deal! Always dress like you have an interview even to fill out applications.  You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Women should wear a classic skirted or pant suit with a light colored blouse or a simple dress that does not come up above the knee.  Do not wear anything too tight or too skimpy.  Be sure to wear coordinated pumps that are neat and clean.  The pantyhose should match the skin with no pattern.

Hair should be neat and of natural color.  A short hairstyle is best, but tastefully done longer hair is fine.  Fingernails should be neatly trimmed with tasteful polish.  The make-up should be natural looking.  One set
List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felonsof earrings (no larger than a quarter) no facial piercings or tongue ornaments, one ring per hand and no more than one bracelet per wrist.  If you have visible tattoos, especially on the neck or face, should be covered by makeup.
  

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felonsDo you have a resume?  A resume will present your skills, past experience and other information in one neat package.  Everyone looking for a job should have a resume.  If you do not have a well written resume, you should do what you have to get one.

How are your interview skills.  Once again, you will have to leave an employer with a good impression of you, so brush up on your interviewing skills

This is a great list and a great opportunity for ex-offenders and felons to get hired for jobs.  Make the most of the opportunity!


Please Rate This Post at the Top!

,

Jobs for Felons: How does a Criminal Record Affect Employment?


List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

List of Companies that hire ex-offenders and felons

Read More

Friday, September 9, 2016

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher
Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Teacher gets second chance after felony conviction

I have a criminal record for credit card abuse when I was 18. Long story short, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. My room mate used it at a grocery store and I was the driver, but did not know until after. When I found out, and the investigators talked to me, I told him everything. My options were receive probation and community service for $1500 or fight it for $10,000. Needless to say I was a kid and didn't have that kind of money so I had to do the probation. I want to teach and I'm 29 now, my question is will I be able to or am I wasting my time in school? I just need to know so I can change my major.

Thank You for your time.


Jenny

 Felon Wants Job as a Teacher


Hello jenny,

You may want to look into expungement. I'm not sure what state you are in so you better speak to a legal professional. Often felons and ex-offenders require some legal assistance before looking for jobs. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office. You may qualify for low-cost or no-cost legal assistance.

You can always contact the school board where you wish to teach to find out if your conviction would exclude you from employment consideration. If you find that it will, there are other teaching options.  You may try private schools, career schools and even community colleges. They usually have fewer restrictions than public schools.

I hope this helps.

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: The Truth About Background Checks

 
Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here!

Felon Wants Job as a Teacher

Read More

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor

Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor

Hi,  I am currently on probation for a class D DUI felony. I'm on concurrent probation for a class C drug charge but it is not on my record and won't be as long as I get through probation....so far so good! It's been so hard to find work and I'm fortunate to have a family member that owns a company I do work from home for. I have been clean now for a year and I really want to go back to school. My dad is a lawyer and he told me that it may be a waste of my time to go into criminal justice----I know I can file to get the felony off my record in a few years. But my question is this: Can I go to school for counseling/addiction specialist and get a job working with addicts? I've had counselors that have had drug and alcohol problems but they don't have records. I believe that folks like myself are the best people to help others in situations we have actually lived ourselves!

Please help!

Thanks!


Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor


Hello,

It's admirable that you want to use your experiences to help people. I know of ex-offenders and felons who have gotten jobs as counselors.

Regulations regarding who can be licensed or certified to be drug/alcohol counselors will vary from state to state. My suggestion to you is to talk to some drug and alcohol counselors and ask all the questions you can. One question to ask is where to go to get certified. Once you find out the agency that does certification, you can inquire if you can be certified with your particular conviction.

Perhaps you’d require a counseling degree to move forward with your dream. Once you find that out, you can learn about the certification process and the qualifications.


I hope this helps.

Please Rate This Post at the Top!

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Ten Steps to Getting a Job with a Criminal Record



Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor

Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor


This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here!


  Felon wants to be a Drug/Alcohol Counselor


jobs for felons | drug and alcohol counselor certification | jobs that hire felons | drug counselor jobs | alcohol counselor jobs | how to become a drug counselor | how to become alcohol counselor | drug counselor careers

Read More

 
HyperSmash.com | Now you can have a Masters in Criminal Justice
| SUBSCRIBE WITE ZENCAST | The Online Self Improvement and Self Help Encyclopedia | Top Job Sites | Active Search Results | | Business Directory for Newark, New Jersey