This has been happening numerous of times lately to me. I get an excellent job offer only to lose it after they run a background check. I been working as a server for half a decade and I'm burned out on it but it seems like all that is offered to me is server jobs. I'm college educated in both business and psychology, excellent communicator, manager skills, sales experience, receptionist skills and excel at customer service. Is there anything I... see more

Michelle,

I did a quick search and found this:

https://helpforfelons.org/jobs-for-felons-michigan/

There are... see more

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No matter who you are, we can all benefit from being more organized. If you practice good organizational skills, you will immediately see improvements in all areas of your life.

A good place to start organizing, is the space that you live in, whether that be your apartment or home. No doubt, being organized offers a slew of benefits. It gives you peace of mind, saves you money (you don't have to buy something... see more

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Will a misdemeanor disqualify me from a job I was already hired and they said will do the backround check and then get a hold of me.

It might. job offers of this nature are considered conditional pending the background checks and drug screen... see more

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I can't seem to work anymore because of a 40 yr old criminal record

Hi Deborah,
You're definitely not the only person on Jobcase going through this. To get some support there's a grou... see more

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I live in Jacksonville, Fl and I'm always seeing the news reports say there are plenty of jobs hiring. I have been looking for a very long time. I'm well qualified so you would thing there wouldn't be a problem. I have had some info stolen. Do you think it could be something coming up in my background checks that I'm not aware of? If so, how can I find it out. No one likes to tell you what the background checks say, they just skip over you.

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Hi, every time a company does a pre-employment background check they need to get your signature on a consent form... see more

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This brief video offers excellent information on what you need to know about employment background checks, including:

------> What records are investigated.

------> What employers are allowed/not allowed to ask.

------> What to expect if you don’t get hired.

------> & More

Know your rights!! Go to the Federal Trade Commission’s, (FTC) Consumer Information page for more details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptVHVG5Xcvk

This is very helpful info, Marcus! Thanks so much for bringing these resources to the community.

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Yes very helpful

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A week ago, a jobcase poster indicated that he thought his felony conviction was probably the cause of him not getting selected for a particular position. At that time, I indicated that, at least in California and I suspected elsewhere, that a felony conviction could no longer be a automatic dismissal for consideration for a position. This is the statement that employers are now posting;
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with... see more

Some companys are screening for that!

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Do target do background check

According to Indeed.com they do. See, https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Target/faq/background-check

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What if employees could do background checks on the person hiring them? What would we find. Probably not as good as you might think. So why condem a person from getting a job because of their background, when the the person that is hiring you has a shady background ad well?

When you have your own company, you can change the policy. Companies tend to use background checks so that they can... see more

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Why can't they be given a chance. If it were you in that situation, wouldn't you want to be given a chance to... see more

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Never incriminate yourself ever. Dont disclose your background... if you dont have to. Do not trust Jobs or HR departments they are not your friend. Stay Educated , make yourself a asset.

I didn't know there was an option. They want you to be honest. How can you avoid it or work around this???? Any... see more

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I have been looking for work since the let go with In-Terminal Services, and I don't think it's right, and now I am believing that jobs are using more then the past records as background checks, credit checks, I believe that they are now using my age as not to hire along with the lay-off with ITS, and that is not right because I want to work, and I'm not happy if I'm not working, because it is saying I don't have anything on life that I have... see more

You are not alone! I lost my job a month ago and I can't stand not working! I have had very little response to my... see more

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