Career Advice

How To Get a Job After Getting Out of Jail

Doing jail time will have a life long effect on a person. Ideally, after doing jail time people will have learned some valuable lessons are ready to return to society with the goal of working hard, following the rules, and accomplishing some goals. That may be your intention.

However, finding a job in order to get the ball rolling in the right direction can be difficult for those with a criminal record. Keep reading to learn a few tips to help you land a job after doing jail time. 

Use Assistance

Upon leaving prison you will be given several resources to assist you with starting your new life. It is advised that you take advantage of every resource offered to you at this time. Even if the job resources being offered to you do not feel ideal at the moment, it is a good idea to accept this help as it can lead to bigger and better things. Everyone starts somewhere. Remember, you haven't reached your goal yet, you are just at your starting point. Any help is good. 

Advertise Incentives 

In many communities, there are incentives in place to help encourage employers to hire those recently released from prison. Do some research to find out what kind of incentives are available for these employers. You can use this information to encourage employers to hire you. 

Use A Bonding Service

If you really want to bump up your credibility, make use of a bonding service. If you are willing to be bonded and insured, employers will feel more comfortable hiring you. A bonding service provides a type of insurance to the employer in the event that you cause a liability. Being bonded reassures the employer that you are serious about being honest and hardworking. 

Finding a job after jail time is not easy. Use these tips to get you started in the right direction. 

Employment Hunter 22 June , 2020