Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

 

Trying to get a Job with a Federal ConvictionQ: Hi from David D,

I’m seeking employment. I just did 10 and a half months in federal prison for contraband cigarettes. I’m a tractor trailer driver but I see that companies have an issue with me being a felon. My crime not a serious one but a problem. Can you help me?

 

 

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

 

A: Hello David,

There is little that can be done about your record as far as expungement. There are no such processes that allow for the expungement or sealing of federal convictions. In that regard, the only available option is a Presidential pardon, which not many are granted.

I suggest to felons looking for jobs with difficult situations is to contact elected officials. Contact all you can think of. City Council members, State Assemblymen, State Senators and the Congressmen from your district. These are all powerful people with many contacts.

In a well written letter, express your desire to be employed and once again become a productive member of society. Never ask for a job. Simply ask for suggestions that would help your situation. Always include your resume and contact information. Elected officials have staff members that answer letters and respond to inquiries from citizens. This method works well for ex-offenders that are skilled but meet with opposition due to to having criminal records.

I also encourage all ex-offenders and felons to use the long list of services at the Trying to get a Job with a Federal Convictionlocal One-stop Career Center.  Take a look at the video below.

 

 

Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Where Ex-offenders and Felons Can Find Jobs

 

I hope this helps.

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

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

 

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

 

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction

Trying to get a Job with a Federal Conviction
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