Ex-offender wants a decent job

Ex-offender wants a decent job

 

Jobs for ex-offenders and felonsFirst,
I wanted to say thanks for the list, it’s a great first step.  Second, I was convicted in 1999 for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and till this day I find it so hard for better jobs and equally frustrating better housing. The system is set up for those who made a mistake to fail. On one hand they say once you are out that you should integrate into society and become productive citizens but you are automatically not considered for so many jobs and housing. I believe because we have this scarlet letter on our chest that the system is designed for us to continue the life of crime in order to provide for our families.  I make no excuses, I fµ©ked up, but they say America is the land of opportunity and home of second chances.
I can’t tell you how many times I dread the part of the application where it says “have you been convicted of a crime”. I said all that to say this. My goal is to change the system and fight for change for everyone who feel despair and hopeless. I’m looking for an opportunity so that my job is to help others.
If there is anyway you could guide me in the direction to make this a reality, it would mean so much to me and my family.
Thank you for your time,
Rocky

Ex-offender wants a decent job

 

Hello Rocky,

I’m sorry you are having so much trouble finding work.   Not to minimize how you feel about your conviction.  There are felons with a lot worse convictions than you have who go to jobs everyday.  It’s all in the way you approach your job search.

No matter how you feel, you do not have a brand on your face letting the world know that you are an ex-offender.  It is merely an asterisk on your past.  I encourage every ex-offender and felon I work with to approach the job search like anyone else looking for a job.  That means, you should apply for every job you feel you are qualified for. When it’s time to talk aboEx-offender wants a decent jobut your conviction, you should briefly address it but concentrate all of the qualities you bring to the table.

When answering the dreaded question on applications, you need five pieces of information.  In reference to criminal records, it is necessary to list all relative information.  Include the name of the conviction, date, location, and the disposition (time served, fine and/or probation.)

Example:

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle    8/12/1999    Houston, TX     Time Served (6 mos.)  (Isolated Incident)

Notice I added the phrase “Isolated Incident.”  This lets the employer know that you are not a professional criminal.  You just made a bad decision in a particular situation.

When you get an interview and this comes up, simply own your mistake.  You may say something like, “I’ve done some really stupid things when I was a young man, but this one really got me into trouble.  To this day, I’m trying to put this behind me.”   Everyone can relate to making bad decisions as young people.

The main thing you have to remember is, finding a job is a numbers game.  The more jobs you apply for, the more interviews you will get.  The more interviews you get, the more opportunities you will have to let someone meet the person and not the conviction.

As far as helping others, I suggest you find some opportunities to volunteer your time.  Try the Salvation Army or mens shelters.  That is how I got started.  It gave me a feel for what was needed and how could learn how to help.

Best of luck to you.

 

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Medical Jobs for a Felon

Medical Jobs for a Felon

 

http://www.jailtojob.com/wordpress/felon-jobs/medical-jobs-felonQ: Hi,

My name is Kelly, and I have a felony charge on my record for forgery.  I am recently attending an online college to become a pharmacy tech, and/or certified medical administration assistant.  I am living in Alaska at the present time, although next year when I plan on taking the exams, I will be living in Corpus Christie, Texas.  I was wondering, if there is anything I need to know about being a felon and trying to change my life for the better.  I never expected to have to only be able to apply at McDonald’s for the rest of my life.

PLZ HELP!!!

 

Medical Jobs for a Felon

 

A: Hello Kelly,

I’m glad you have not let being a felon stop you from wanting an education and a career.  One thing you must consider, your conviction may keep you from being licensed.  If you are indeed moving  to Texas, you should try contacting the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to see if you can be certified.  I Medical Jobs for a Felonbelieve the granting of license to felons is on a case by case basis.  There is a “Question and Answer” on eligibility to be licensed with a criminal record here:

Q&A ON LICENSURE/REGISTRATION

In regard to becoming a Certified Medical Administration Assistant, you probably already know that there are three certifying bodies for medical assistants: the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).   To my knowledge being a felon will not affect the certification process for either of them.  The decision to hire you would totally be up to the office you were applying to.  Put together a nice resume and practice your interviewing skills.

If your conviction comes up, you can tell an prospective employer that you can be bonded upon hire.  You can get more info on the Federal Bonding Program here:

http://www.bonds4jobs.com

Once you get to Corpus Christie, get some help finding employment from the local One-stop Career Center.  You can get job search assistance, help putting a resume together, and lists of open positions in that area.

If you cannot find a job right away, consider working as a temporary employment.  Many permanent position are filled by people who started as temp employees.  Check you local telephone directory for  temporary agencies to apply to.  There are even agencies that specialize in the medical profession.  Apply just as you would any other job.

I hope this helps

 

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Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help

Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help

 

Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to HelpMy name is Colleen,

I have two past felonies on my record, one for forgery or writing a bad check in 2006 in which I spent 10 months in prison. It was said that the judge made an example of me because I was at the time a fire fighter paramedic. My second felony was a conspiracy to commit  burglary charge where my ex was involved mainly but I was charged because I knew and didn’t tell.  I ended up in a domestic violence shelter soon after where I gave birth to my now 3 year old son.

I am currently enrolled in college working on a degree in human services, yes money is not important in this degree, but rather a degree I hope to use in ether working as a victims’ advocate for women in or fresh out of domestic violence situations or I’d like to reach out to at risk teenage girls to help them understand their own strength and that they don’t need a guy to get them through life, but can stand on their own two feet.

What job could someone in my situation actually get where I am working directly with teenage or adult victims, being a two time felon and a former victim myself? I truly want to turn my negative past into a positive future for myself and others who are walking in my shoes.

THANK YOU!

 

Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help

Hello Colleen,

I have had students that were once in the same situation you are in.  It may be that the judge was exceptionally hard on on you because you had a position of public trust that you betrayed by participating in the commission of a crime.  Unfortunately your biggest mistake was the company you were keeping .  I see that with so many women that I meet.

It’s great that you are taking the opportunity to turn this negative chapter in your life into an opportunity to help others while earning a living.  Often the bad situations we find ourselves in are opportunities to redefine ourselves and change our respective directions.  They are really blessings in disguise.  As I mentioned, I have had students that have gone from prison, being homeless, drug abuse and other serious issues and are now helping others.  I even have a student that is now in medical school.

If you are looking for career direction, I suggest you contact the nearest United Way office.  The United Way supports many social service organizations.  You could explFemale Ex-offender wants a Job and to Helpore many options.  When you find find an area that interests you, I suggest volunteering a few hours a week to get hands on experience and get a feel for what it would be like to similar types of work everyday.  Volunteering is also a great way to meet people and network in your chosen field.  You will probably make contacts that could lead you into employment or opportunities for education or training.

If there is no United Way office in your area, you will find volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Match.org.  VolunteerMatch helps communities by making it easier for people to find volunteer Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Helpopportunities where they live. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. This popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 99,000 nonprofit organizations.

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Best of Luck to you

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