The truth is that some companies hire many people with a record. They look for people who have the skills and abilities to do the work, even if they have a criminal record. Others may be afraid that people who have criminal records won't be good workers. In those cases, it's up to you to show them that's not true.
So, what can you do to increase your chances of getting hired? Here are a few tips:
Contact a community organization. There are hundreds of local service providers across the country who specialize in helping ex-offenders find work.
Use multiple ways to connect with employers. Try several of the following:
Tell employers about the benefits of hiring a worker with a criminal record. Two items to mention:
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