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Finding a Job With a Felony

Finding a job with a felony can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to improve your chances:


  1. Be upfront about your criminal history on your application and resume. Many employers will appreciate your honesty and it will prevent any surprises during the hiring process.

  2. Network and reach out to people in your industry. Personal connections can be valuable in helping you find job opportunities.

  3. Look for companies that have a history of hiring individuals with criminal records. Some companies have programs specifically designed to help people with criminal backgrounds find employment.

  4. Consider starting your own business. This can be a good way to gain control over your own income and career path.

  5. Take advantage of job training programs and education opportunities. These can help you acquire new skills and make you a more attractive candidate to employers.

  6. Be willing to start in a lower-paying or entry-level position. This can be a stepping stone to a better job in the future.


It is important to note that some states have laws that prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on job applications, which is known as "ban the box" laws. You can check with your state government to see if there are any laws protecting individuals with criminal records from discrimination when seeking employment. next week a list of felon-friendly companies.

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