Wanting to discover how to get a job with a criminal record, or how to get a job with an arrest record, then this is the video for you. This is the visual to the podcast, But What About Me? on soundcloud (link below).
In this episode we speak with Anthony Lowery about the impact of criminal records when seeking employment. As an individual with a criminal record, Anthony shares his own obstacles and provides strategies for navigating the barriers to become employed. He is also a leader at the Safer Foundation, a community organization with a mission to support people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community and as a result, reduce recidivism.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (
For more information, visit www.saferfoundation.org.
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Below are show highlights, follow the timestamp to jump to the section of interest for you:
✔[03:30] The impact of criminal records on current segments of population
✔[05:40] Why the barriers created by having criminal record is a civil rights issue
✔[09:40] What you need to do the first 90 days of reentry
✔[11:50] Healthcare opportunities for job seekers with a record
✔[15:10] Why it is unlawful for companies to have a blanket policy for job seekers with a criminal record
✔[27:30] Why you should prepare a letter of explanation
✔[29:40] Sealing your records
✔[32:12] Who you should contact it you feel like you have been discriminated against
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But What About Me? is an insightful and motivating career advice podcast that aims to be a solution oriented sound hub that addresses the obstacles underrepresented job seekers experience during their career journey.
Jennifer invites career coaches and experts, D&I leaders and practitioners, professors, hiring experts, and influencers to speak to the unique issues that are relevant to job seekers that are Asian, LGBTQ, Black, Latino, Women, People with Disabilities, Veteran, and Next Generation.
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