Two time felon needs job search advice

Two time felon needs job search advice

 

felonQ: Hello,

I’m 29 no diploma or GED.  I made some mistakes in my past and now have 2 felonies on my record distribution of CDS and possession of CDS. I now have a fiance and 2 year old son.  I was doing carpet for five years since then making $125 a day however my boss was a drunk,  work was not steady, so now I’m unemployed.   I want to go get my GED and go to school for a steady career but as a two time felon I have no clue as to what I could do that pays well and I can get with felonies.

 

 Two Time Felon Needs Job Search Advice

 

A: Hello ,

As you noticed on several posts on this blog, my first suggestion to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is the local One-stop Career Center. This is a really underutilized resource. Each state has a network of centers that provide an assortment of free services that can help you in getting a job. In addition, these centers provide a long list of services that can help people get jobs and even train them for new careers. Some services available are:

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-related magazines and local newspapers

Job postings and referrals

Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use

Each center has trained counselors that provide one-on-one assistance. Many of them have experience assisting ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs.

As stated in a previous post, you can find your nears center here:

www.servicelocator.org

You are in a better position than the average felon looking for jobs.  You have a marketable skill.  You have the opportunity to put your carpet laying skills to work for you.  Many people are looking for jobs. Please do not give up. Meanwhile I suggest getting your local telephone book and make a list of all of the independent carpet retailers and installers in your area.  Contact each one of them, in person if possible, and inquire about open jobs. Even if they don’t have any openings, leave your contact information or personal business card and make yourself available for on-call work.  Frequently business people are in trouble when employees for some reason or another can’t 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. Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs can find them with hard work and the right attitude.

I hope this helps.

Where can ex-offenders and felons  find jobs

 

Two Time Felon Needs Job Search Advice

Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net.

If you are really serious about getting a job with a criminal record or helping someone you care about get a job, check out this link: From Jail to a Job

Two Time Felon Needs Job Search Advice

Two time felon needs job search advice
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