So… Where do I find these jobs that felons can apply for?
Now that you know what jobs to look for we will give you some killer tips on where to and how to find jobs for felons.
Craigslist – Not everyone thinks of craigslist when looking for a job but there are tons of jobs on there for a wide variety of jobs. A lot of small businesses use craigslist to advertise. This is a good thing for a couple of reasons:
- It is possible you will run into a company that either does not run a background check or does not care that much about criminal records.
- Since there are a lot of small businesses advertising you may actually get to talk to the owner face to face. This is much better than a human resources employee that reads a company policy book all day long!
- Odd Jobs – Look under “gigs”. These are easy jobs like yard work and sign spinning. If you need some cash now to hold you over then take a look at what is listed.
Indeed – Learn how to search for jobs for felons on indeed. Here is how to search on indeed:
When you search on indeed.com put the term “felony” in the search box and then enter the state you live in. After you hit search all the job postings that have the word felony in them will be brought up. Not all of these jobs will be felony friendly but it will allow you to see which jobs say things like “No felons” or “Felonies must be over three years old.” This can easily show you what jobs are possible for you to get.
Walk in – Sometimes we get all wrapped up in searching online only. Take a look around you and just start walking into really small businesses. Ask them if they have any positions open or if they know of anyone that is hiring.