If you apply for a pardon, you might not get one. If this happens or if you never applied for a pardon, you might have difficulty finding a job. However, it is certainly not impossible. On this page, I will explain some tips for applying for a job with a criminal conviction. Hopefully, these tips can help you find steady employment while you await a pardon.
First of all, you should never try to hide any criminal convictions. In some situations, you may not have to divulge information about your criminal history due to ban the box in Connecticut. But, there are some cases where you do need to tell a potential employer about your criminal history. If this is the case, you need to be honest. By lying on your application or in an interview and saying that you have not committed a crime, you will only make matters worse for yourself. Most employers will run a background check on potential employees. If they find out that you lied on your application, it will show an employer that you aren’t trustworthy. Always be upfront and honest about any past convictions, and wait for your opportunity to explain them in the interview.
Turn The Negative Into a Positive
Initially, an employer might see that you have a criminal conviction and get turned off. However, you can control what you reveal about your conviction and the narrative that you tell related to it. If you focus on how you have changed since the time of your conviction, using concrete examples and explaining how these characteristics will correspond to your work ethic, you can tell a powerful story about how you have turned your life around and how you deserve the job.
Seek Companies That Hire People Who Have A Record
There are many companies out there that care about giving people a second chance. These companies seek out or hire those that have committed crimes. Finding such a company could improve your chances of getting a job.
Apply For the Right Types of Jobs
Make sure that you are applying for a job that you are qualified for. If you have the experience and training necessary to do a job well, your qualifications will speak for themselves, and you won’t have to worry as much about explaining your past.
Apply For a Pardon
Applying for and getting a pardon can help to put your past convictions behind you. A pardon can improve your chances of finding a good job because receiving a full pardon will erase your criminal history. You can honestly tell potential employers that you have never been charged with or convicted of a crime if you receive a pardon. This might remove skepticism on the part of an employer when it comes to making a hiring decision.
Are you interested in applying for a Connecticut pardon so that you can get a fresh start in life? Contact our office for further information and assistance. We are happy to help you with your application!