If you are a felon looking for work – or you know one who is – you know that it can be a tough road to follow. With roadblocks and obstacles every step of the way, it can be very disheartening to try to find work with a felony. The good news is that there are some tips you can use to help make the job search easier. You should always remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to finding work online – especially with a felony – but there are some things you can do to increase your chances.
Best Jobs for Ex Felons
A good piece of advice is to concentrate your job search efforts on jobs that are known to hire felons. While every company is going to have its own policy, there are some types of jobs are easier for felons to land, especially if they don’t have any marketable job skills. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
- Truck Driver – This is a classic standby, but many ex felons have become truckers, with some making really good money. It might be best to start with a small, family owned company or concentrate your applications there. They tend to be more lenient with a person’s past as long as they’re willing to work hard in the present and future. Another thing to consider is that you’re going to need a CDL – this will vary from state to state, but you’re going to need some kind of training.
- Manual Labor – These types of jobs can sometimes pay well, and they usually are easy to get for ex felons. The exact type of work is going to vary, but there are many types of manual labor jobs that don’t require a lot of experience or skills. It’s important to work hard if you get this (or any) job so that you can advance up the ranks and secure a good future for yourself. Having a steady job is a good thing in today’s world.
These are just a couple examples. There are many other types of jobs that felons can land with a little work. Knowing what jobs to go after can really help with being successful at landing a good paying (and honest) job.
Jobs for Ex Felons to Avoid
Any jobs involving money – large amounts especially – should be avoided by those with a felony in their past. This is going to vary according to the type of felony they were convicted of in the past, but in most cases, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to get a job working with large amounts of money with a felony. So, you shouldn’t waste too much time or effort chasing these types of jobs. Government jobs are also not usually given to people with a felony conviction.