Finding a job after prison can be hard. The weight of a criminal record can make job hunters lack confidence and optimism. Employment is essential, though, to successfully integrate within society. Many times it is also a parole requirement. So how do you find a job when you have a record?
Last April we celebrated Second Chance Month—raising awareness of the "second prison" many returning citizens face, and promoting the need for second chances in America. To that end, we've created three helpful resources for former prisoners looking for work. We have now updated these resources with PDF downloads for your benefit:
Don’t know where to start? Unsure how to discuss your criminal history with a potential employer? Start with "How to Find a Job: Tips for Your New Job Search."
Do you need a resume? And how should you explain gaps in your work history? We'll answer these questions and more in "How to Write a Resume When You Have a Criminal Record."
So you found a job you want, submitted an application and your resume, and they want to meet you! Congratulations! Prepare with "Ace Your Interview: Job Interview Tips for Returning Citizens."