For individuals re-entering the workforce after being incarcerated, it can be difficult to find a job or company that will accept their previous record. Thankfully, there are staffing agencies like Top Notch Personnel who work with second chance new hires to get back on their feed. After all, we want to see every employee we place to succeed. Here is how we can help.
Chances are, you haven’t been in the workforce in a while. That doesn’t mean you don’t have the skills and experience necessary to be an asset to someone’s business. A recruiter can take a look at previous experience, your skills, and interests, and help you find a position that is a good fit for you. On top of that, you can gain insight into potential industries and career paths. This can give you goals and aspirations that you might not have considered before.
You can also get information to help you pinpoint a potential job or industry. For example, technology-related industries are on the rise. Recruiters can give you details about what jobs will be highly sought after and where you can get in at the entry-level.
Another great thing about working with a staffing agency as a second chance hire is that you get to connect with employers directly. Much of the time, your background check will push an employer to make a decision one way or the other about your application. When you work with an agency, they have an already established relationship with the employer. You have a chance to make an impression without your past speaking for you.
On the same note, your recruiter acts as a reference when you are applying to new jobs. Because you haven’t held a position in a while, it can be hard to find people to vouch for you when searching for a new job. Your recruiter will not only recommend you but they will help put you in touch with employers who meet your needs and vice versa.
Working with a recruiter also gets you access to more resources. As mentioned above, you’ll get insights into different industries and potential career paths. You will also get expert career advice. Your recruiter will be able to tell you what kind of additional education and training you might need.
A recruiter will also help you put together your hiring materials before sending them to an employer. They will help you craft your resume and polish it. On top of that, they will help you write a cover letter and fill out application details. Their job is to help you succeed in finding a job that utilizes all of your skills and helps you reach your goals.
Top Notch Personnel makes an effort to help second chance candidates find jobs where they can be successful. Let us help you get back on your feet. Learn more about the jobs available to you when you work with us.