Some might think that good jobs for people with criminal records are impossible to find. Yes, while doing so may be difficult, it is not impossible. Here are a few tips on finding a job with a criminal record.
Research Background Check Policies & Second Chance Employers
Some companies have strict background check policies. Many companies seek people who have a criminal record. They have found ex-offenders to have an excellent work ethic.
Almost every major city is home to state and city agencies and not-for-profits that assist ex-offenders. Services range from various job training programs as well as placement. They are there to help get you back on your feet.
One such program for ex-offenders is an organization in Pinellas County known as People Empowering & Restoring Communities (PERC). Established to address the needs of ex-offenders transitioning from incarceration back into society, the PERC is said to be the oldest in Florida.
They provide a handbook of participating agencies that provide services in Pinellas County. They also offer programs to help you find a job. Additionally, the PERC has classes to teach you how to market yourself and can provide a mentor for you to help ease your transition if you feel the need.
They also educate employers about the benefits of adding a skilled and hardworking individual looking for a second chance and the tax benefits of hiring an ex-offender.
- Be honest.
- Fully disclose any information requested, no matter if it’s positive or negative.
- Read the questions on an application carefully and provide pertinent data.
- Don’t overshare.
- Emphasize that you’ve learned from your missteps and have a lot to contribute.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for help
Action Plus Bail Bonds doesn’t just get you out. We get you help.
Visit our services page to learn more about what’s available in Pinellas County. Some of the services include in & outpatient substance abuse, mental health treatment programs, and job searching & training.