Category: Workers with criminal records

3 tips for getting a job when you have a criminal record

Job hunting is hard work under any circumstances, but nearly 70 million U.S. adults face an additional challenge: convincing an employer to hire them when they have a criminal record.

So what can you do if you’re one of those 70 million? Here are three steps you can take to increase your chances of being hired.

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Discover your local job search jewel

American Job Center

For a job seeker looking for leads and resources, American Job Centers (AJCs) are a treasure trove of help.

Find out what invaluable assistance these federally funded employment centers offer – that leaves users calling them their local gem.

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Tips for discussing your criminal record at a job interview

Ban the Box—laws that bar employers from asking about criminal records on initial job applications—have been passed in nearly 70 cities and 13 states.

That’s good news for job seekers with a past conviction—but it doesn’t mean they won’t have to discuss that conviction as they move through the hiring process.

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Career information on your phone or tablet

Looking for career, training or job search information on the go?

Check out these six mobile web apps from CareerOneStop.

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Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders

Job Search Help for Ex-Offender homepage

Have a criminal record or know someone whose record may be holding them back from employment opportunities?

CareerOneStop has a new website: Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders.

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