Conducting a job search is challenging even when you don’t have a criminal record. With almost 1 in 3 Americans being arrested or convicted of a crime–often by the age of 23--there is a considerable population facing additional obstacles when seeking employment. Here are some resources that cover background checks, reentry after incarceration, advocate organizations, and a variety of legal topics to assist you in your job search.
Background Check Accuracy
- Glassdoor.com: What employers see when they run a background check on you.
- PrivacyRights.org: Everything you need to know about employment background checks.
- Career and Talent Hub: Candidates have a right to obtain a copy of their background check.
Criminal Background Resources
- FindLaw.com: Informational articles on employment law, DUI law, State law, and more.
- National Reentry Resource Center: The nation’s primary source for guidance on reentry.
- Reentry Services Directory: A list of organizations and service providers who can address different reentry needs by state, including employment.
Workplace Advocate Organizations
- Goodwill.org: Career coaches and job specialists at Goodwill can help you jump start your job search.
- CareerOneStop.org: How to increase your chances of getting hired with a criminal record.