Get Started Guide

Get Started Guide

Get started guide

Wondering where to get started on this website?

CareerOneStop’s Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders is for anyone with a criminal record. You’ll find tips, information and resources to help you search for, apply for, and begin a new job.

Need help with basic needs or getting ready to job search? Visit our work-ready checklist or Find State Resources for help with:

  • Basic needs like housing, food support and medical care
  • Finding legal assistance
  • Getting a driver’s license and your vital records

Not sure what type of work is right for you? Go to Explore Careers to learn:

  • How your skills and interests match up to jobs
  • Important facts about work options
  • How to set career goals

Want to improve your skills or go back to school? See Get Training to find out more about:

  • Basic skills training like math, English and computer use
  • Getting your GED or other high school equivalency
  • Short-term training programs
  • Paying for training or college

Ready to search and apply for jobs? Our Find a Job section offers:

  • Tips for job applications, resumes, and references
  • Resources for job openings
  • How to talk about your conviction in interviews

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