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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Should You Hire Someone

with a Criminal Record?

Many felons turn to the newspaper help-wanted to find jobs. Help wanted ads are a good sources of listings, especial for jobs listed by local employers who don't advertise nationally. Though there are often many jobs listed there, the odds of getting a job this way is against them .

Consider this:

A typical want ad will get between 200 and 500 responses. There will a lot of competition for each job.

Jobs listed in the newspaper account for less than 10% of all available jobs. Some advertised jobs don’t exist. In some cases, the opening may have already been filled but
the company must advertise it because of some requirement.

A job that is constantly advertised may be so bad or pay so poorly that the employer may have trouble keeping employees.

Want ads are not a total waste of your time and energy. There are a few advantages to using the want ads to find a job.

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get JobsJob advertisements are fast. Respond to an ad right away, and you could be hired rather quickly.

For many felons, using the want ads to find openings is less stressful than asking others for help finding a job.

Newspaper want ads easily let you know what the job qualifications are. The qualifications are in the ad so you can tailor your resume, cover letter and interview to what the employer is looking for.
Search  for “entry-level” positions. Entry-level jobs generally don’t pay a lot but they offer the opportunity to work on building an employment history and get valuable experience.

Go through all the ads, not just those in the category for which you're interested. Sometimes job openings will be in a completely different section than where you'd expect. For instance, if you're looking for a job driving a truck, you should look in the "transportation" section.

The odds are against you getting a job this way, but a little hard work will increase your chances of getting a job.

Even though there are many listings in the newspaper, for felons, the want-ads may not be the best choice to find the next job opportunity but it is worth a look.

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Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

Felons can use Newspaper Want Ads to get Jobs

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?

Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?


CBIA Session Promotes Hiring Ex-Offenders  

My friend has been out of prison for over 15 years and is losing hope of finding substantial work help maintain his home. Does this Act really work or is this another G. W. Bush "Smoke Screen".









 Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?



I always tell ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to depend on their will to work hard. It would be foolish to wait for any program or legislation to solve a problem for you. With or without social programs, felons can only hope to get jobs by making themselves employable enough to compete for jobs on the open market.  This will take a definite plan of action that includes a well written resume, job search and interview skills to start.  It will take hours of hard work.

He can get a head start on his job search by making a visit to the local One-stop Career Center.  This should be the first stop for anyone looking for jobs especially those with criminal records.  He will find a number of valuable services that could get him ready to compete for jobs.  He may also find opportunities for training that could mean a new career.  You can find the closest One-stop Career Center as well as all of the available services here:

www.servicelocator.org


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Will "Second Chance" help felons get jobs?

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

 


Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs

From ex-felons to furniture makers

Hello,

I have a criminal record and I can't find a job. I have been filling out applications everywhere. Do you have any advice for someone who has made some mistakes?

I hear this from felons all the time. Please don’t quit. You get nothing when you give up. You may just have to change your strategy. If I am an employer, I probably want to hire someone without a record before I hire someone without one. Most applications will ask about criminal convictions. If you are honest, as I recommend, an employer may not want to hire you.


Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get JobsA good strategy for finding job openings is to apply to employers directly. Once you have decided on the type of work you would like to do, the next step is to choose employers that could use your services. Felons stand a better chance of being hired by smaller companies rather than larger ones. The owners or managers of smaller companies usually make the hiring decisions. Make a list of employers in your chosen field. Contact each one of them to see if there are positions available and how to apply. The telephone is the best method of contacting employers. You may even get job leads from people you know. Another advantage to applying to small companies is they are less likely to run background checks because they can be expensive.

If you get an interview, make a point to mention the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. To a small business, this may be an incentive to hire a person with a criminal record. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is offered to employers as an incentive to hire any one of nine targeted groups with barriers to employment, felons included. An employer may receive a credit of as much as $2,400 for hiring a felon. You can find more information here:

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobshttp://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/

Also remind any prospective employer that you can be bonded by the Federal Bonding Program.  The ability to be bonded will be a big plus.  A felon can be bonded free of charge.  You can get more information on the federal bonding program here:


Federal Bonding Program






Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs




 

Felons Should Try Smaller Companies to get Jobs 

 


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Felon needs a Job

Felon needs a Job
Felon needs a Job

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My husband has a felony and he is trying hard to get a job. He made some mistakes but he is sorry and he wants to work and take care of his family but it is hard because no none wants to give him a chance. What can he do? I'm afraid he is getting depressed.

Kelly,

Madison, WS






 Felon needs a Job



Hello Kelly,

Here are some suggestions for your husband.

Felon needs a Job
Often, the felon job search will begin with some legal assistance. First, talk to a lawyer about the possibility of getting his record expunged/sealed or reduced. He can contact the legal aid office in your area for help. Expungement is not a viable option for every felon, but speaking to a legal professional experienced in this field could offer assistance.

Contact the United Way agency in your area. They could put him in contact with agencies that provide services for ex-offenders and their families. They may also have contact with companies that hire felons.

He may have to take whatever job he can get to start rebuilding his experience and credibility, He may have to take a "dirty' or minimum wage job and work his way up. Fast food, manufacturing, supermarket or warehouse work may be the way to got to get back into the working world.

I suggest he look to personal contacts and friends to help him get a job,". He should contact everyone he knows to inquire about open positions.

He should look for employment with small and local companies. Local businesses may be more willing to give him a chance. Smaller companies are less apt to pay for expensive background checks and give him a chance.

If he has a parole or probation officer, he should talk to that person to see if he knows of businesses that hire felons.

Felon needs a Job
I suggest to every felon to contact the One-stop career center in their areas. One-stop Career Centers are a great place for a felon to find a lot of resources that can lead to jobs.  You can find help with putting a resume together, getting interview skills and lists of open positions in your area.  You could also get referrals to available training opportunities that could possibly lead to a new career.  See the video below:



You can find the One-stop Career nearest you at the link below:

www.servicelocator.org

I hope this helps

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Can felons go to college and get jobs?

Ex-offenders and felons can find jobs
Can felons go to college and get jobs?
What degree should I get with a felony or misdemeanor?
Hello,

I came across your website and have gotten some helpful feedback. However, in my situation I am a 21 year old female convicted of felony possession and attempted transportation of marijuana for sale. I'm currently on supervised probation. Expungement is not an early option for at least another 6 months to a year. And even though I'm a first time offender, I think my record is now showing up and I've been denied jobs for the first time in my life. I had to drop out of college because I couldn't afford it just weeks after I caught my case back in 2008 and then convicted and served time in 2009. I was attending a top 100 four-year university majoring in chemical engineering with the pre-med option. I want to change my major to nursing and consider med school later. What are my options as far as employment for the next several months and what are your thoughts on my options for school and funding thereafter?

Can felons go to college and get jobs?


Hello,

Can felons go to college and get jobs?
Even though expungement may not be an option, you may be able to get a downgrade of your charge. That may make it easier to work with. Speak to an attorney in your local legal aid office to see if this is an option in your state. Even with expungement,  your conviction will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. The only issue may be, if the jobs you want require any certification or licensing.  As I encourage all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, apply for every job you feel you qualify for.

One thing I teach my students looking for professional jobs, is to apply by sending their resumes with well written cover. letters.  Often when they apply this way, the question of criminal records never comes up.  If it does, they should be prepared to talk about their convictions in a positive way.

Your local One-stop career center may help you get a job. you can find the center nearest to you at this link:

www.servicelocator.org

Can felons go to college and get jobs?In reference to going to college, I have numerous students who have gone on to college careers. There are some points of consideration. Some jobs may require certification or licensing. Be sure your conviction will not forbid you from being certified or licensed in your state. Also regarding getting federal financial aid for college, I know of felons and ex-offenders who were able to get grants and loans for education and later on jobs. Speak to someone in the financial aid office of the school you wish to attend. They will help you get the necessary forms. Unfortunately not everybody convicted of a felony is eligible. Certain drug convictions require that you complete an accepted drug rehabilitation program in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. Just something to consider.

I hope this helps.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Felons can get help finding jobs and careers

Felons can get help finding jobs and careers

 

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Hello, my name is Linda I to am a convicted drug/theft/forgery felon.... currently on electronic monitoring in Alaska. My criminal activities started when my drug use did. I have been a convicted felon since 97’ and my most recent and final one ending in a drug conviction in '11 My question is this - I was in the medical field before with my theft, and forgery.

I know no that is over with a drug charge, but I am finishing my time on electronic monitoring, and I am in treatment. Now and I am done. I need a career but I am 40 years old and don’t know what I want to be when I grow up! I thought about drug counseling or small business, but I want to know what there is that won't be limited because of my charges. Is there a test that I can take to see maybe what I might be good at? Do you have any ideas? I am going through the motions now and have many more things I want check out tomorrow online but if there is any advice that you might be able to give I would appreciate it.

Thank you.


 Felons can get help finding jobs and careers




Hello Linda,

felons
Regular readers of my blog know the first suggestion I make to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to make a visit to their nearest One-stop Career center. There you will find counselors who offer career guidance. Often these counselors have experience working with people with criminal records. You can find out what career options are available to you based on your convictions. There are many other services there that can prepare you for a new career as well as listings of jobs in your local area.

You can find the One-stop Career Center nearest you at:

www.servicelocator.org

I hope this helps



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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Federal Bonding Program helps Felons get Jobs

Federal Bonding Program helps felons get jobs



Federal Bonding Program helps felons get jobs
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Employers might have concerns about certain job applicants and perhaps hesitant to hire them because they have criminal records, little or no work backgrounds or recovering alcohol or drug addicts. Some employers are reluctant to hire ex-offenders or felons because they feel their backgrounds make them more probable to steal, commit fraud or be dishonorable in other ways. Many felons are not able to be bonded. A bond is an insurance policy issued by an agency that protects an employer against money or property loss due to employee dishonesty. Certain criminal convictions make many felons unqualified for private bonding. Felons, including anyone with a record of arrest, conviction or imprisonment, and anyone who has ever been on probation or parole, are considered "at-risk" job applicants.

Federal Bonding Program is sponsored by the Department of Labor. Bonds are issued for those who are unable to be bonded privately. The bonds are issued at no cost to the employer and could be an incentive to hire an applicant. Criminal records become less of a concern to employers if they are assured that they are protected from loss of money or property due to theft.

Bond issuance applies to any job at any employer in any state, and covers any employee dishonesty committed on or away from the employer’s actual job location. Any full or part-time employee paid wages (with Federal taxes automatically withheld) can be bonded, including persons hired by temporary employment agencies. Unfortunately, self-employed persons cannot be covered by these Fidelity Bonds. Fidelity bonds can help felons get jobs and can also be issued to cover already employed workers who need bonding to prevent being laid off or to secure transfer or promotion to a different job at their company.

An applicant can be bonded the same day the job offer is made.

You can find more information about the program by contacting the addresses below:

Federal Bonding Program helps Felons get JobsFederal Bonding Program, ETA/DOL
1725 De Sales Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
1 (800) 233-2258

Federal Bonding Program
P.O. Box 293535
Lewisville, TX 750229
1 (888) 266-3562

You can also get information on the internet at

http://www.bonds4jobs.com/state-coordinators.html

Jobs for felons will be easier to get with a little help from programs like this.


 Federal Bonding Program helps Felons get Jobs


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Female Felon needs a Job

Female Felon needs a Job

 

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 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


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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.


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Monday, August 15, 2016

Felons Turn to the Military to Find Jobs and Careers

Felons Turn to the Military to Find Jobs and Careers

 


U.S. soldiers patrol central Baghdad's Fadhil neighbourhood  REUTERS/Erik de Castro
More and more Ex-offenders and felons are turning to military service as a means to a career. Getting a job with a criminal record is tough. Getting a job with a criminal record in a down economy is even tougher. The United States military is finding it tougher to find qualified recruits to fill the country's demands of its foreign policies. All branches of the military have been struggling to increase their numbers as part of a broader effort to meet the needs of world wide military operation. As a result, the number of recruits needing waivers for felony convictions has grown in recent years and subsequently, the number of waivers has also grown.

In some cases the military offers waivers to convicted felons making them eligible to serve. In fact the the number of waivers has steadily risen from 2007 to the present.

Typically the crimes that can keep you out of the army are larceny, assault, rape, drug related and murder. There is also consideration for those who have only one conviction and those crimes occurred years ago.  Generally, the Army will not grant waivers to recruits convicted of sexually violent offenses, narcotics trafficking or  sales.

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For many felons, this is an opportunity to not only to put their backgrounds behind them find a job, but to learn skills, trades and start careers. The military may hold valuable jobs for felons.  If a felon is considering the military as a career option, historically, the Army has the best record of granting waivers and the Marines has the next best.  Just some information.

To get more information about waivers for ex-offenders and felons contact your local military recruiter.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook

Felon looks for job as a Cook

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook
Hello sir,

I have many years experience as a cook. I even worked in the kitchen when I was incarcerated. Even with all of my experience, I can't find work. I filled out many applications but I have not found anything. I really enjoy cooking. I need some help.

Felon Can't find a job as a Cook
A lot of people are looking for work. Please don't give up. Sometime ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have to be a little creative.  I suggest getting your local telephone directory and make a list of all of the restaurants and bars/grilles in your area. Visit each one of them and inquire about open positions. Even if they don't have any openings, leave your contact information and make yourself available for on-call work. If you can, have personal business cards made up for you to leave with everyone you speak to.  Often restaurants are in trouble when employees for some reason or another cannot make it to work. You could fill in on an as needed basis. I'm sure if you do a good job, you will be at the top of the list when an opening arises.

 If you cannot find employment right away, consider working as a temporary employee.  Many permanent jobs are filled by people who started as temp employees.  If you do a good job, are punctual and have a good attitude, you may be hired as a regular employee. Check you local telephone directory for  temporary agencies to apply to.  There are even agencies that specialize in the hospitality industry.  Apply just as you would any other job.  Bear in mind that a felon stands a better opportunity by applying to smaller independently owned businesses that larger corporate companies.

  A felon finding a job will be easier with hard work and the right attitude.

I hope this helps.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Felon wants Job in Medical Field

Felon wants Job in Medical Field
 
Felon wants Job in Medical Field
I am a felon, with a drug trafficking charges, just got out of prison a month ago. I was locked up for 5 years. I was interested in a career in Medical Billing and Coding. I applied at the local community college and got accepted. When I was ready to register for classes the head of the program said that I won't be employable. I chose that program because there is no clinical involved and he thinks the record will be a problem. I am from Pensacola Fa. What do you think?



 Felon wants Job in Medical Field




Hello,

My personal feeling is that everyone is employable. The question is will your legal status prohibit you from being licensed or certified in your chosen field. Just a little insight, to my knowledge there are few positions offered as Medical Biller/Coder. The Medical biller compiles and tracks the outstanding balances owed to medical facilities. The function of billing and coding is often part of other positions. It may be a function of a medical assistant or some other position. It often isn't a stand-alone position. I could be wrong, so get some clarification from the school you wish to attend. Also find out if there are any certification or licensing requirements.  If there are restrictions based on your record, ask the placement office if there are any types of jobs where your record won't be as big a problem.  I encourage anyone who is thinking about career training to ask for the placement record.  These schools have placement offices so you can ask what percentage of their graduates get jobs and where.  I would definitely ask these questions before I invest any time or money.

The good news is, medical assistants work in doctors' offices.  Private doctors are free to hire anyone they choose.  Make a good impression and you will get a job.  Never let your past dictate your future.  I encourage every felon to apply for every job they feel they qualify for.  Apply for as many jobs as you can and never give up!


Best of luck to you.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Felon wants a Career not Just a Job

Felon wants a Career not Just a Job

Felon wants a Career not Just a Job
Hi,

I am a twenty six year old man who was released from prison in September for a violent felony.  As soon as I was released, I gained employment in a restaurant, I would love to try to find a real career someday, I am starting college again this month, I have thought about becoming a physical therapist, or counselor, I have received advice from many different people, some of which say I would be a great counselor or this or that, but I need to know if it is possible to gain employment in these fields with a felony, I am willing to relocate after I am finished with school, and plan on staying employed at the job I work. Should I continue my pursuit for one of these jobs or just try to find a trade like welding or electrician? Thank you for your help.



Felon wants a Career not Just a Job


First of all, let me say that it is great to see that you are not letting your past dictate your future.  It is easy for a felon to give up without trying.  You have many options and considerations.  Let me start with careers in physical therapy or counseling.  The only consideration is, do either require licensing and would your conviction prevent it.


Having a trade is always an attractive option for ex-offenders and felons.  Who would care about your record if you were good at what you do.  Having a trade, you could work for a contractor or for yourself.

As far as pursuing a professional career, your major concern would be if it require any special license or certification.  If not, I suggest you apply for every job you feel qualified for.  There are companies that will hire a felon.  Your challenge will be to find them.  The only way to do this is to not limit yourself and apply just like you didn't have a record.  If the question of your background comes up, be honest but focus on your education and positive qualities.  

You also have an idea of what to takes to work in a restaurant, so don't rule out the culinary arts as a career.

If you do pursue a job,  please do not forget The Federal Bonding Program as a useful tool.  Check out the video below.

Remember, never exclude yourself from any opportunity to get a job. 

Jobs for Felons: The Federal Bonding Program





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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Withheld Adjudication Keeping Ex-offender from Getting Jobs

Withheld Adjudication Keeping Ex-offender from Getting Jobs



Withheld Adjudication Keeping Ex-offender from Getting JobsHello Eric,

I have an adjudication withheld/felony/battery from over ten years ago. I was never convicted and released from probation two years early for good behavior. I have payed my dues; court fees,anger management,community service and probation. Regardless if I admit to my background or not , I still can not find work, I have been turned down by big corporations like Walmart, and pending on my background from Home Depot. I can not work with children or elderly and had to drop out of nursing school. Now wanting to be a Vet Assistant because I love animals and a state license is not required; hoping this dream career is not crushed as well. Please help me get through this nightmare. It is my past not my present nor my future. I only defended my life, and could not afford a real attorney. Faced five years in prison if I was found guilty at my trial so I took a plea in my best interest not having a trial but now realizing it was in my worst interest. No matter how many years go by.

GT



Withheld Adjudication Keeping Ex-offender from Getting Jobs



Hello GT,

I believe you took the correct path with Withheld Adjudication.  There is absolutely no need for an expensive trial which you may have lost and got an awful conviction on your record and also be out of a lot of money.  This way you have no conviction on your record.
 Withheld Adjudication Keeping Ex-offender from Getting Jobs
It seems that you are getting in your own way a bit.  Let's start with applications. Employers are rarely interested in charges, just convictions.  Typically, applications ask "Have you ever been convicted of a crime...."  Since you have not been convicted, you should NEVER list it on an application if the application asks for convictions.  The answer is "NO."

Let's get clear about Withheld Adjudication.  Withheld adjudication / deferred judgement/deferred adjudication generally relates to a determination by a judge to place a person on probation without a judgement of guilt. There will be terms set by the court, usually a fine and a period of probation. Once the conditions are fulfilled, the charges are normally dismissed.  Since your charges were dismissed you should NEVER list it.  Now, if an application asks for charges, you can list it and note that the charge has been dismissed.  Please, please. please don't take my word for this.  This is simply general information.  You should get clarification from the prosecutor associated with this case to be absolutely sure. As I tell every ex-offender and felon I work with, never offer information that is not asked for and it will make your job search a lot easier

I hope this helps you feel more confident when applying for jobs


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Felon wants job in Information Technology

Felon wants job in Information Technology


Felon wants job in Information TechnologyI am currently in the process of getting my degree in Information Technology. I am concerned that when I receive my degree, I will not be able to land a job because of my background. I was convicted of Possession With The Intent to Distribute ,8 years ago. I have spoken to a lawyer and he said that in Virginia, if you plead guilty there is no way to expunge the conviction from my record.

Now, I have stayed out of trouble since then and that is my only felony. When I see a job on-line, I notice that they say "must be able to pass a background check". What exactly does this mean. I seen on-line comments that it depends on the charge and the how long it has been. I would one day like to be able to receive a security clearance. Do you think I will ever be able to get past this blemish on my record or will I always be doom because of my past?

Thank you,

Daniel

Felon wants job in Information Technology


Hello Daniel,

Unfortunately your conviction isn't going anywhere. You have nothing to lose by applying for every job you believe you are qualified for. One suggestion I have for ex-offenders and felons looking for professional jobs is to always apply by mail using your resume and a well written letter of introduction that explains exactly what you are trying to accomplish.  Never mention that you have a criminal record until the employer does.  Hopefully using this method, your criminal record will not even come up.  If it does come up, briefly explain what the problem was and focus on your accomplishments and why you are the person for the job. 

Take a look at the video below.  It will give you some insight on this method.

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Don't make the mistake that many ex-offenders and felons make looking for jobs. Do not assume that because you have a criminal record you will not be hired. You must go after every job you feel you are qualified for. Don't give up. Remember, even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks. I hope this helps.

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