Why I Can Be Given A Second Chance Haven't Been In Trouble In 10 Years And Still Paying For My Mistakes, I'm Human Not Perfect????
We are very fortunate to have lots of members willing to share advice and experiences regarding the 2nd chances job search. I love that @Valarie Dotson and @Keyde Hawkins both shared great local resources for reentry programs in Alexandria LA and Dallas TX. @Clifford Darity also shared his success story that we can all cheer on!
I got hired at a shelter so I figured this would be great experience I am a full-time student about to graduate in the healthcare field and don't know exactly what I want to do but I love helping people. I was very happy to get this job and happily signed over my Cori and said to the man I have not been in trouble in over 10 years he said then we should be fine I assumed everything would be fine as we had already discussed the fact that I had a checkered past as a young child growing up in the foster care system but have since for the past 15 years been doing very well for myself so I was waiting for a text message back on what day I was going to Shadow somebody now I would have been working and have a schedule that day if I had not told the man to take his time and think about who he wanted to place me with as to who he wanted me to Shadow with. I hadn't heard anything from him by the next Wednesday and I was supposed to work that weekend so I text messaged him and asked him just what was going on and he told me that he was going to have to and I have the sun message no longer go forward with the employment. That was what he said do to my Cori that was also what he said so I asked him to have Human Resources contact me in which they didn't they just sent my Cori to my house and that was nothing that was new to me as we had discussed it so what was on there that was the most recent was from 2006 larceny under and receiving stolen property I guess that is something that is tagged on with larceny under so these are crimes that I have done time for these are hard Lessons Learned. I have come a long way since this time and since any of this has gone on I am a completely different person thank God but we discussed this and I'm confused as to how I got hired and fired and still don't know why I have people that I speak to telling me that I should look into this but this isn't right you know and I've had all too many this isn't right go on with jobs I really don't care to follow up on it except for this person is saying they didn't accept me because of my Cori but my Cori has something from 2006 on it that is a misdemeanor and we discussed it I'm just wondering am I doomed really though is this destined to follow me around and ruin my career even after I get my degree? I thought since we had discussed it and since he saw me and I am make no business of hiding my past it's been a long time also just kind of feeling like it was wrong.
Hi! I am a returning citizen. I made some mistakes in the past and have a felony record. I haven’t had anything negative on my record for almost 20 years and I’m having a hard time finding a job because of failing the background check. People have said that employers don’t go farther back than 7-10 years when doing a background check but that is not true. I have paid my debt to society and have even got my voting rights back. When will I stop being judged for past mistakes? Enough is enough. #convictedfelons #advice #secondchances #backgroundcheck
Help For Felons.com has a list of national temp agencies that offer friendly Second Chance hiring practices for applicants who are experience job search challenges due to this issue.
The temp agency information is listed below for your review but before you start your search please make sure you follow these important steps designed to make your hiring process more successful:
Make yourself more marketable! - having an optimized resume within this highly digital employment community is Essential. Upload a copy of your resume onto your Jobcase Profile or use the resume builder option to create your new optimized resume.
Arm Yourself with Information! - The term "knowledge is Power" is 100% applicable in this situation. Check out the Second Chances Resource Center for application quick tips and strategies to boost your hiring potential.
Address the Issue! - prepare yourself to address the "Elephant in the Room" during interviews. How you talk about your experience is going to play a major role in the hiring decision, see Background check basics - what employers are looking for
Okay, ready to Get Hired! These temp agencies are hiring Ex-Offenders:
1 - Adecco
2 - Labor Ready
3 - Manpower
Use the company links to search for local job openings and apply online. You can also call your local office to talk with a recruiter and schedule an interview.
Connect with us by adding a comment to this post of you have any questions or if you encounter any challenges during the application process. You Got This!
I was so touched seeing so many members pouring support for this 2nd chance job search advice. We see lots of members feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin but it is not impossible to find a job despite the past record. This article gives some great tips as well as company suggestions to help you get started.
There are more resources to check out:
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People with criminal records are often at the back of the line when it comes to hiring. They normally find it easier to find jobs when the unemployment rate is low but with unemployment still in the high 5's it turns out many companies are now looking to give a second chance to the 20 MM Americans with a criminal record when it comes to hiring.