Posts Tagged 'Criminal Background'

Do You Have a Criminal Background?

Recently I went to the Wynne Unit which is part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is the second oldest prison in Texas, and from an architectural perspective, the building was old and beautiful. –While there, I worked with some of the inmates on their soft skills and the services that are available at Workforce Solutions. Continue reading ‘Do You Have a Criminal Background?’

A New Start – Overcoming a Criminal Background

””Nearly everyone who has ever looked for employment has faced some kind of barrier or obstacle in their job search. Continue reading ‘A New Start – Overcoming a Criminal Background’

Caught a Rap

Sometimes we see job seekers with backgrounds…backgrounds of the criminal type. And these job seekers deserve jobs, too. I mean, let’s face it – as some of them have mentioned, if they don’t find work, they may be tempted to go back to “their old habits.” Frankly, I’d much rather they find a job. Continue reading ‘Caught a Rap’

Seeking a Shawshank Redemption

will-s-0209Dealing with a criminal record while job seeking.

Finding a job these days is tough for everyone, but having a criminal offense on your record makes it an even more daunting task.  In this “employer’s market” they have a certain leverage and opportunity to be extremely selective in hiring. With an abundance of job seekers employers must determine if hiring a candidate with an imperfect background is worth the risk of a law suit or perhaps exorbitant hikes in insurance premiums. Continue reading ‘Seeking a Shawshank Redemption’


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