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Thursday, September 17, 2020

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
Job Success for Felons

are companies that will hire a felon.  Your challenge will be to find them.  Look for the flashing gold bar below.  If you click it, it will take you to a huge list of companies tat hire ex-offenders and felons.  You will also be able to search for open jobs in your local area.  Remember, apply for every job you are qualified for.

There are jobs for felons and you can get hired.  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. 




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Monday, September 14, 2020

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

 

Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?

Taking a lawbreaking past out of college applications

Hello,

I am a 25 year old college student currently working on my M.S. in Information and Communication Science. When I was 20 I was convicted of "Accessory to a felony after the fact" in Texas (the crime actually happened just 6 months after turning 18). I have not been in trouble with the law since and finished my 5 year probation with no problems. I am smart, attractive, and one of the only women in my program at school. My advisors keep telling me how easy it will be for me to get a job in computer science as a woman due to the lack of diversity amongst gender in many corporations. I am very fearful that I will not be able to get any job after graduation due to my felony record. I have contacted two lawyers in Texas about expungement but they have told me to quit dreaming and that felony expungements are far and few between in the state of Texas (I live in Michigan now). Is this true? Is there no chance for me to get this off my record ever? I am afraid that I have put all of this money into my education and still will not be able to get a successful job because of a stupid decision I made 7 years ago. What are my options? What is some general advice on this issue? Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

KN


Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?



Hello,

Expungement may not be an option for many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, but don not give up.  Layers are going to hate my next suggestion because there are attorneys who make their livings by helping people with the expungement process.  My suggestion is to contact your local legal aid office.  There, you will get valuable advice and you can find out if it is a a viable option for you.  If it is an option, you may be able to get low cost or even free assistance and if it can help your career.

I know of ex-offenders and convicted felons with far worse charges than yours who have gone on to have great careers. Companies hire people with criminal records everyday.  A bit of advice is whenever possible, apply for jobs using your resume and well written cover letters. Often by using this method, the criminal record question may never come up. If the question arises, always be honest while letting the person know the event in your life was an isolated incident and you are fortunate to have put it behind you. Also talk about how hard you have worked to overcome your past.

I'm sure you will make out just fine.  In the meantime, take a look at the article linked here:

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Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?






Will educated felons be able to get corporate jobs?


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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Trucking jobs for felons and ex-offenders

Trucking jobs for felons and ex-offenders


Trucking jobs for felons and ex-offenders

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Hi,

My name is Claudio. I worked for the MBTA for 14 yrs. I was convicted of a felony in '16. I can't find work anywhere. I have a CDL and there's lots of driving jobs out there but no one calls. Is there a way that you could help me with information on where to find work or what are my options.

Thank you in advance,

Claudio






Trucking jobs for felons and ex-offenders




Hello Claudio,


Trucking jobs for felons and ex-offenders
It offers the opportunity for a great career with a good salary.  Trucking is the perfect choice for someone without a a family looking to make a fresh start.  A career in trucking is a viable option for many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.

Professional trucking requires a Commercial Drivers License or CDL.  Ex-offenders and felons may be eligible for CDL training in their respective states through the Dept. of Labor.  You can contact your local One-stop Career Center to inquire about funding for training.  You can find your local One-stop Career Center here:

www.servicelocator.org


There are felon friendly trucking companies all across the country.  The website below will help you identify trucking companies offering opportunities for ex-offenders and felons.

http://www.classadrivers.com/index.php?method=CompareCompanyListing&ListAll=1

Each carrier makes its own rules regarding felony convictions. Some will employ a driver after 5 years or longer since the conviction. Other companies won't hire felons, regardless. You just need to get on the phone and start contacting carriers.

Best of luck to you.




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Friday, September 4, 2020

Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons Make

 Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons Make 



Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons make

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Ex-offenders and felons,  know how difficult it is to get a job interview.  After properly filling out application after application including the dreaded "Have you ever been convicted of a crime.....?" question and you got an interview.  There are too many people who blow the opportunity to get jobs by making costly mistakes.  Make the most out your next opportunity by avoiding these top five mistakes made by ex-offenders and felons.


1.  Being Late - There is absolutely no excuse for being late to an interview.  To the interviewer, if you are late to the interview, you'll be late for work.  Everyone know that things happen.  Murphy's law is always in effect.  Sometimes thing go wrong.  Being organized is the best way to keep on schedule.  Find out where your interview is and know exactly how long it will take you to get there.  If you have never been there, I strongly suggest you go there a day or so before the interview just to see how long it will take to get there.  Once you know how long it will take, plan to get there at least 15 minutes early.

2.  Dress Inappropriately - An interview is a business meeting.  Does your clothing make you look more like an ex-offender or a businessman?  Proper clothing will be the difference between being hired and not being hired.  Whatever you have to do, get the right clothing.  Remember, you will never get a second chance to make a first impression.

3.  Talking Too Much - Employment interviews should not be used to tell your life story or ramble on about mistakes you have made in the past.  Just remember "TMI," too much information. Too often when folks are nervous, and interviews do make people nervous, they talk too much.  Never talk about personal situations, habits, or relationships.  Be friendly but never tell more than anyone needs to know.  Particularly avoid conversations about religious beliefs, politics, or sex.  If questioned about your convictions, briefly answer questions without going into detail.  Make reference to the amount of time that has gone by and what you have learned from your experience.  Also talk about the progress you have made and the things you have done to make yourself better.

4.  Using Slang or Profanity - As stated before, the interview is a business meeting between two professionals.  You must be professional at all times. There is absolutely no place for slang or profanity here.

5.  Not Turning off Your Cell Phone - Cell phones are a great convenience but they have no place on an interview.  Turning off your phone allows you to focus on your interview and will eliminate the possibility of the rude interruption of  it ringing.

Ex-offenders and felons have a difficult time finding employers who will consider them for jobs.  When interviews do come, avoid ruining these opportunities with these critical mistakes and get hired.

Take a few minutes to get more great information from the videos below that can give you a huge advantage at your next interview.

  Top Five Job Interview Mistakes Ex-offenders and Felons make 

 

These are some great tips along with some things felons should avoid at their next interview opportunity


Getting an interview is a great opportunity that felons must take full advantage of.  Too many people make mistakes that ruin their chances to get jobs.  Unfortunately, some people do not know that they are making mistakes.



Learn from Human Resources professional what the most common interview mistakes are and how to avoid them on your next interview.  pt 1


Learn from Human Resources professional what the most common interview mistakes are and how to avoid them on your next interview.  pt 2





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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Felons Turn to the Military to Find Jobs and Careers

Felons Turn to the Military to Find Jobs and Careers

 


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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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