Previously I worked as an accountant but my addiction will keep me from that type of work. I would like a shipping/receiving or an inside sales position or maybe a dispatch job. All these positions are ones that I worked before I started my accounting career.
First of all I wish you success on your recovery. I'm not sure what state you live in but some states offer what is known as Certificate of Rehabilitation. A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order, which declares that a person who has been convicted of a felony is rehabilitated. If a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation is granted, it is forwarded to the Governor by the granting court and constitutes an application for a pardon.
This information is not intended as legal advice. You should consult a qualified professional that is experienced in this field. One option is to contact your local legal aid office where you may qualify for free or low cost legal services that can help with this process. the legal aid office may also have relationships with employers who are willing to hire ex-offenders or felons. Check your local telephone directory to find the legal aid office nearest you
A suggestion I make to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to go to your nearest One-stop Career Center.
Career planning and counseling
Workshops (Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and related topics.)
Computers with internet access and word processing
Daily access to thousands of job listings
Job postings and referrals
Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job searching
Every center is staffed with trained counselors that provide one-on-one help for job seekers. Many of them have experience helping ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.
As stated in a previous post, you can find your nearest center here:
I hope this helps.
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