Marlone Mcclinton
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I'm tired of being turned down or away because I have a record. That was my past life, which I served my time and I am living a positive and legitimate life. #jobsearch #advice #application

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Sharon E

Hope these can help you.

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Natasha Lopez

Temp services are a good place to at least start. Pain I. The butt but they get you work usually and they love laborers. Another option is career services centers. They will help you from beginning to end. Maybe even get you some certificates to up your “game”. You got this. Just keep trying.

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Ahli Love

Good job Buddy! Congratulations. Let's get down with the get down.

Be serious about who you are and what you want. Write it down. What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at? Who do you have in your network to assist you? What is their contact information? (This will be used for your reference sheet) Parole Officer could probably be beneficial.

What skills do you have? Your education? Write it all down. Take some time and really dive deep. Never act desperate.

Be sure you are thoroughly completing your applications? Resumes have to have keywords that match the job description.

Here in Columbus, Ohio we have an organization called Ohio Means Jobs, they have resources out the aZZ. Find your resources and tap into them. You can get a free career and resume coach along with lots of trainings.

A cover letter really helps and never lie about your past. It will catch up to you.

Also consider starting a business utilizing your special gifts and passions. There are so many grants for ex-inmates and plenty of resources that will help you as well.

Good luck to you Marlone.

And paalease don't be taking pics in front of the tobacco products. You look handsome, but the background is a hot freaking mess.

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Jan Holland

You could also try learning how to be a bartender or working in a nightclub environment like as a bouncer. That’s a thought.

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Jan Holland

You will need some references. Find people who own businesses, or neighbors who can give you a reference and let the jobs know that you’re trustworthy.

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Jan Holland

Kudos to you! I think that there are many jobs that you can potentially look into. For example, you could learn landscaping, and talk directly with the owner of landscaping companies that you see out in the parks in the cities letting them know that you’d like to join the landscaping team. If you talk directly to the owner, you could let that person know that you do have a record, and you have served time however you are extremely reliable, you learned some skills while you were behind bars, and talk about yourself and all of the positive things that you have to offer. You could also do something similar when it comes to contracting. When you go to businesses and you see contracting work on new homes you might be able to have the same conversation. I’m going to say it probably works better if you deal with homes where there is no one living. Just like you did here, look for small businesses where you can speak directly with the owners and let them know about your situation and that you are willing to work hard if they only give you a chance. Let them know that you’re committed to being reliable, early, working very hard etc. and that you are trustworthy. I think you’ll be fine! You will need some references. Find people who own businesses, or neighbors who can give you a reference and let the jobs know that you’re trustworthy.

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Michele Golden

First question? Are you wearing your hair like this on interviews? Second question? What can you do? And what did you use to do? What going on in the interview process?

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David Lancaster

Having the same problem now after working in professional office for 12yrs!

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Marlone Mcclinton

Second chances should definitely be given

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