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Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction helps job seekers with felony convictions and other criminal charges know their work options, set goals, get training, and STEP AHEAD to a successful job search.

How to Use This Website

Start with the Assess Yourself section, or a different section that interests you.

Career Planning Wheel showing Manage Your Career in the Center


Career Planning Workbook 
The Career Planning Workbook offers worksheets and activities to help you focus on your job search.  Print the entire workbook or individual activities that interest you.

Community Resources

To be successful in your job search you need to take care of yourself.  Search for providers and programs that can help you.  Find childcare, healthcare, housing, employment training, and more.  Get help early to make your search successful. 

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Events for Job Seekers

>>Job Seekers can get individual assistance by phone or e-mail from a CareerForce counselor. 

What Can You Do Now?

If you are still incarcerated and preparing for employment, there are things that you can do now that will help you be more successful after your release (pdf).  Once you've been released, use the career plan timetable to move ahead through different stages of your career.

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Resources for Career Counselors

Find resources for career counselors including:

  • Sign up to get alerts when updates are made to this website.
  • View recorded webinars.
  • Find links to more helpful resources on the web.