Convicted felons face many challenges when they apply for jobs.
- How do you describe your criminal past?
- Why did you do it?
- How do you show that you've taking responsibility and that you have changed?
- What does it mean to get rehabilitated?
- How can you assure an employer that you won't slip up and make a similar mistake?
Felons need to remember that people all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. Never give up. Don't get discouraged. You'll get a lot of rejections. Denials. You'll get close, but then the job won't come through. Don't give up. If you persist and find the right people who are willing to help you and guide you through the process, you'll succeed in finding something that is rewarding.
You may need to start with something small and patiently work your way back up.