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Dracin Williams
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over 6 months ago

Tips for the Job Search Journey! Hey friends! 👋 We all face challenges in life, and sometimes that includes dealing with a criminal background. But remember, your past doesn't define your future! Here are some ways to stay positive and move forward:

1️⃣ Surround yourself with positive people: Surrounding yourself with supportive and positive influences can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and support your efforts to make positive changes in your life.

2️⃣ Set goals and make a plan: Setting short-term and long-term goals can give you a sense of purpose and direction. Make a plan to achieve your goals, and take small steps towards them each day. Celebrate your progress along the way!

3️⃣ Stay focused on your strengths: Everyone has unique strengths and talents. Focus on what you're good at and what you enjoy, and use those skills to build a positive future for yourself. Don't let your past define you, but rather, focus on your abilities and potential.

4️⃣ Practice self-care: Taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally, is crucial for staying positive. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy, exercise, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Taking care of yourself will help you feel more resilient and better equipped to face challenges.

5️⃣ Learn from your mistakes: We all make mistakes, and it's important to learn from them and use them as opportunities for growth. Reflect on what you could have done differently and use those lessons to make better choices in the future.

6️⃣ Seek support: Don't be afraid to reach out for support when you need it. Whether it's from friends, family, a therapist, or a mentor, having a support system can provide you with guidance, encouragement, and accountability.

Remember, it's never too late to make positive changes in your life. Stay focused on your goals, surround yourself with positive influences, and practice self-care. You've got this! 💪 #StayPositive #KeepMovingForward #YouAreMoreThanYourPast #motivation

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Jerilyn Brown
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15 days ago

In 2024, the list of companies participating in the Second Chance Hiring Initiative is growing. Companies are beginning to discover that utilizing the reentry population reaps huge benefits to their work force, their communities and the participants of the initiative programs that are rapidly becoming a viable resource. Many companies are finding that those in reentry programs are often more reliable, harder working and dedicated to making their jobs long term careers. These initiatives are a win-win for all involved.

In 2024 there are more opportunities than ever for those with criminal backgrounds to find gainful employment. If you are seeking a job with a business that will offer you the chance to start fresh, support your family and contribute to your community, take a look at this extensive list of employers that belong to these initiative programs.

When looking for a good fit for your needs, consider what skills and experience you possess including any hard skills you acquired while incarcerated as well as soft skills you possess. These include the ability to communicate well, active listening, keen observation & attention to detail, negotiating, problem solving and adaptability.

Reentry jobs

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Finding a job is a job in itself. The Jobcase Fair Chance to Succeed Group has many posts addressing best practices, tips and guidance on resumes, letters of explanation for gaps in employment, advice for interviews and more.

Be sure to ask questions here if you're unsure of where to start or if you need resource information. There are other members here with experience to help guide you. No matter what your journey, giving up should never be an option and neither should returning to old behaviors. We're here to help where we can, the rest is up to you 👍

#hiringnews #motivation #fairchancetosucceed #secondchances

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September Cox
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over 6 months ago

So I went in for an interview which was Truly inonly which was only supposed to be taken about 15 minutes which ended up going about an 2 hours

I the job on the spot and then got a text message with the word of prayer and encouragement

They also sent prayer for me during my surgery on today

And the this happens next 1 1/2 half hour later I get and congratulations and said they will see me on my start date

30 min later I get another text from the owner saying that they would no longer be able to hire me do to my background but keep in mind that what’s on my background was from 37 years ago and they are 3 misdemeanors which one end up being felony

I have tried to get the issue resolved and then to the fact that I’m trying to work inside of a daycare and they are misdemeanors which end up being Felonies

Theft by shop lifting at 16 & 18 and it was milk pamper and clothes

I’m trying to work inside of a daycare I’m not able to get a job I do not want to work the rest of my life in fast food any advice anyone truly

This was by far an awesome interview the best interview that I have ever had in my entire life

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Richard Woodward
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over 6 months ago

Do sex offenders get hired? It's my experience that nobody hires sex offenders no matter what the details. I am glad I get SSDI. If I didn't, I would be in real trouble. Thank you for reading

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May you be blessed with a job that is very pleasing to You even though have that offense. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth it can be overlooked Do not limit yourself, read the Word and believe in miracles!

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Jerilyn Brown
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@Steve Volbergs, be aware that depending on the state that you are in local wastewater treatment plants may be under Union contract. Since you didn't identify in your profile the state in which you live I recommend looking up local unions to see if the treatment plans in your area are indeed under contract. A felony conviction does not affect your ability to become a union member, but may affect where you can be placed out to work.

Also, look online to see if you live in a "Ban the Box" state or city. That particular law prohibits prospective employers from asking about your criminal background until an offer of employment is made. If you have specific questions, please reach out to us on this group and we will help you find the answers.

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Marlon Boyd
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about 1 month ago

I've been home from prison for over a year, I'm certified in cooking, have my ServSafe, and went through school and earned my license in cooking. Been working in this field for over 10 years and the only position I can get is line cook for 14 dollars an hour. I have a family to take care of and a baby due on 6/4/24. It's not right or fair, I know my job and my actions as a worker should speak for me. HELP!!!

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Danielle Dodson Pavlesich
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Heya sugar. The federal law WAS updated and now dumb ass State bull poop are trying to snatch and trap people. Do USA a flavour and contact your parole personalle. We are working suprah hard to fix this tribal indignation on our workforce and former military veterans. Signed Danielle HR don't make me luv you ;) batchick #backgroundcheck

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Rickie Cooper
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I was. Previously incarcerated

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Need to find a job

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Franklin Lewis
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6 months ago

Been out of prison a year, had a good job and got laid off. Got called back on a different shift and had an accident. It took me at least 5 months to find a new job, an it only lasted for 2 weeks. Currently unemployed, but still trying to get a new job.

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David Lopez
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over 6 months ago

I have a record and I've had jobs in fast food for five years. It's never enough to raise my family. My girlfriend just had a baby and she has a better prospect for job and I'd have to stay home to watch the kids. Is it even possible to find a remote jobs that will accept felons? Where would I start?

#jobsearch #workfromhome #fairchance

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