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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews


Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews

Convicted felons urge community, businesses

to give them a second chance

It is very difficult for ex-offenders and felons to get considered for jobs so to get a chance to interview is a great opportunity.  A lot of hard work went in to getting an interview.  Ok, you have an interview.  This is the day when all of the hard work pays off.  For many people, interviews are stressful. They don't have to be. The interview is it time to show just how professional you are and that you want the right person for the job you have applied for,so we're going to take some steps to make sure we make the most of this opportunity.

Preparation for the interview will begin the day before. 

The first a most important preparation you can make is having proper interview clothes.  I tell my students that interviews are business meetings.  Does your clothes make you look like a businessperson ready to make a deal.  It should.  Be sure that your clothes are neat, clean and in good condition.  Don’t forget the shoes.  They should be clean and shined.

Take a few minutes to look at the article at the link below.

Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews



 Plan all of the steps leading up to the time the interview begins.

You must know the company name, where it is located, and the interview time.  Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  This will allow you to relax and make any last minute adjustments.  If possible, make a trip to
Ex-offenders, Felons and Preparing for Job Interviews
the interview location the day before to see exactly how long it takes to get there.  There is no excuse for being late to an interview.

Know the name of the person interviewing you so that you can ask for him or her by name when you arrive.  Call the company and get the correct spelling and pronunciation.

Know and understand the position you are applying for.  Get as much information as you can. Call or visit the company.  Get a written description of the job if possible.

Have all of your documentation ready.  Have your Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license and any diplomas, certifications, awards or letters of recommendation.
Have a typed list of your references in case the interviewer asks for them..Good references help ex-offenders and felons get jobs.

Get a professional looking portfolio with a notepad to carry your documents and resume copies and to keep them neat.

Always carry two pens just in case one fails to work.

Have at least 5 copies of your resume.  You may be interviewed by more than one person.

Have a copy of your personal data sheet.  That is a sheet that has all of the information you will need to complete an applications.  Don't try to do it from memory.  Gather all the information and have it on a sheet of paper.  You may have to complete an application.

Have a list of relevant questions to ask the interviewer.  Type them up so they are easy to read.

Study your resume personal data sheet.  Many of your interview questions will be related to either the resume or the application.  Know your skills.


Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have a very difficult time getting interviews,  When an opportunity does come up, they must make the most it.  Follow the tips above and make the most of every opportunity you get.


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Check this real story of a student of mine:  Real Stories of Ex-offenders and Felons looking for Jobs



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I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for over ten years and I feel I have an understanding of what works. I will be updating this blog often. I will answer specific questions relating to getting a job with a criminal record on this blog so feel free to send me your questions. You can send email me at believepublications@comcast.net

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