Monday, March 10, 2014

Ex-offenders not completely out of luck

Out here in Arizona, almost everyone I have met has a record. Weird, but true.

Our gurus Dale Dauten and JT O'Donnell says there is sort of an underground of employers who will give offenders a shot if they seem determined to change their ways.

Ask around 12-step programs, or your parole or probation officer.

Yes, employers do background checks. So you need to be honest. Say you have made mistakes in the past but are anxious to work for a firm like the one where you are interviewing in order to prove yourself.

Emphasize your talents and schooling. Maybe that employer is like me--and knows plenty of people with records. Or even has one him or herself.

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