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Career Advice for People With Criminal Backgrounds

Greetings Job Seekers,

Often time I receive questions about companies hiring people with felons. What to apply for? How to apply? Who is hiring? and so on. 

Here are a few tips to help you in your job search.

Tips #1
Do be persistent, but not rude. If you have a felony conviction it is not acceptable to boldly ask a recruiter if they hire felons via cold call nor face-to-face. Instead apply for the positions using the assigned method, avoid using a chronological resume instead submit a functional resume that highlights your skills that apply to that position, prepare to win the job with a dynamic interview presentation. Advertise yourself as a benefit to the company your previous history may not be a major factor.

Tip #2
If you find that looking for a job the regular way is not getting you fast results. We suggest you take your resume to the streets.
Follow these step to get maximum exposure:
  • Create an attract professional body billboard.
  • Pick a street corner with high traffic, get written permission from business or city that you plan to stand in front of.
  • Pick a time and date that will guarantee you are seen by news media (morning 8am-11am), (afternoon 12pm-3pm), (evening 3pm-6pm)
  • Sent a press release to all local and national radio, news stations and newspapers. Include: Why, Where, What and Who.
  • Create a Facebook page that is open to the public so that employers can contact you for a interview, post your resume on the page.
  • Be prepared to be interviewed by reporters and talk about your skills and talents. Dont forget to mention how recruiters can find you on Facebook.
  • Dont forget to mention JobFairGiant.com gave you this brilliant idea.
Let us know when you are planning your billboard campaign and we will come by to take your picture.

Tip #3
Shopping is a natural habit I discovered the mystery of how to get paid to spend hours at the mall. I was the envy of all my shopping pals until they exposed my secret that I am getting paid hundreds to shop and dine in metro Detroit. Major retailers pay people to evaluate theaters, car dealerships, restaurants, casinos, banks and retail stores. The average mystery shoppers will earn $ 200-500 monthly working part time. 
This is a serious position that requires extensive training, excellent written communication skills, accurate evaluation and off camera acting. Just like Hollywood mystery shoppers receive ratings after every assignment a bad rating can affect your ability to get future jobs. You can find local mystery shopping assignments in your area on the Mystery Shopping Association website http://www.mysteryshop.org

Good Luck Job Seekers, 

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