What's a person to do to help land a job if he has felony drug and OWI convictions, and is released?
I went to tech school for building maintenance and care while incarcerated, and went to tech school for welding, since being released in August 2006. I'm registered with 22 temp agencies and have applied at 50 + different employers, and I get no calls, or the temp services tell you that it is better for you to find a job on your own.
Job.com, Career builders.com, Indeed .co , Monster.com, Thingamajob.com, all refer me to Aerotek Staffing for jobs and Aerotek tells me to find a job on my own.
The rest tell me that I don't have a work history for the last four years. I was incarcerated and worked under the Wisconsin work release program, but future employers cannot get your work history from the Wisconsin prison system.
I go to AA,NA, church and I'm involved with the Salvation Army and International relief organizations, and still nobody wants to take a chance on hiring me.
What more can I do to convince them that my life has turned around completely?
stay honest and keep filling out applications. Don't let a negative thought come into your head. Not one!. Take any job you can get. Any job... at first. Then move up from there. Any job would be better than where you are now.