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Top Five Jobs For Felons

Finding employment after being released from prison can be one of the most difficult tasks a felon faces. No one wants to hire you but parole terms require you to have a job or go back to jail. Even if you do not have parole requirements, you have to support yourself and face the question on every job applicatrion:

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Over 80% of all employers use some form of background check today which greatly limits the job paths available to convicted felons and even those convicted of misdemeanors.

Here are some jobs that are available:

#3 Start your own business

This is one of the best options for ex-cons because you never have to go through a background check and never have to worry about being fired. The best businesses are low cost start-ups. Look for something you can do at home, on your computer, or something where people want to pay you to come to them. This avoids renting a storefront or office.
Some examples

Windshield repair – People pay you to come to their house and repair dings in their windshield. You can purchase a kit, practice on windshields in a junkyard until you are good enough, then offer your services through your local free newspaper.
Locksmith There are many places where you can train to be a locksmith, even home study courses.

The big advantage of starting your own business is that there are no background checks. I recommend you buy some books on starting your business and a book on creating a business plan. Some books on marketing your business and the difference between a sole-proprietorship and a corporation would also be a good idea. This is a huge topic and much too complicated to go into here but you must do some research and understand at least something about running a business before jumping in. The important thing to do is research and study business books first. Most businesses fail because the person who starts it knows nothing about business. They hope to hang out their sign and the money will come in. It never happens that way. You will need a plan and you should start small.

#2 Medical Tests

It may not sound glamorous, maybe even scary, but it pays real money and they do not ask any questions other than health related ones. There are many medical studies going on around the country. These are not all for cancer or heard disease either. Somewhere a company has a new product that heals scars. They want people with scars who will try their product and let them photograph the results.

Some company has a new tattoo removal system and they need people to test it on. Some of these jobs are outpatient type jobs where they pay you a few hundred dollars a month. Others are in-patient where you are kept in a hospital and monitored. These pay the most and may involve testing new drugs, anti depressants, or they may simply want to see how a healthy person reacts to an anti-inflammatory drug. You may even be one of the people who receive the placebo drug that does nothing and not the real drug. Check the Internet or if you have a local teaching hospital or research center they may be able to help too.

#1 Recommended Job – Online Freelance Work

This is the best job for a felon because it requires no background check, no drug tests, no psychological tests, no certifications or anything else. You are hired based on what you can do and nothing else matters.

I am talking about remote, work at home type jobs. Not the fake jobs you see on the Internet like those assemble-junk-at-home jobs or copying names from the phone book type jobs, or stuffing envelope jobs, those are all scams. There are no such jobs in existence. There are however many legitimate work at home opportunities where small companies hire you online and pay up-front. These jobs may last a day, a week, or a month. You can work multiple jobs at once if you want or you can take a break or vacation anytime you feel like it. If you only want to work one day a week, you can do it. You have complete control over how much you make and when you work and you never have to go to a job interview again.

If you are good with computers that helps but it is not necessary. These jobs vary depending on what the company needs. You work for one company of a few days then work for the next company. The jobs range from computer programming, to data entry, webpage design, editing and proofreading, recording voicemail welcome messages, editing video, doing web research, forum marketing, writing sales letters, and anything else that can be done remotely. These jobs are posted on special Hire-Me Network sites by companies. You look through the listings and pick a job you want, then tell the company what you want to be paid and when you can complete the job.

Some other options are

#5 Delivery Driver

Many companies are willing to hire felons as delivery people as long as you have a clean driving record and no DUI’s. UPS has been known to hire felons.

#4 Join the Army

You can find a link to the US Army policy on hiring felons below.

#7 Telephone Customer Service

Many companies are willing to hire felons to handle phone based customer service.

#6 Temp Agency

Temp agencies are a good option. You will have to explain what your conviction was for and convince them it will not affect your work. Many companies that would never consider hiring a felon full time, will hire people from a Temp Agency or even short term contract people without a background check.

#5 Family Business

You may be able to work in a family or friend’s business.

#3 Truck Driver

It is a myth that all trucking companies are willing to hire felons. It is also difficult because special licensing is required for larger trucks. If you are on parole this kind of work may not be possible because the job will likely require you to go out of state. If you are not on parole then this would not be a problem. Truck driving jobs are not a sure thing and if you lack experience it is unlikely you will be able to drive an 18 wheeler, maybe smaller trucks.

This is a small section taken from the book Jobs For Felons which is available at Amazon for $6.95 but you can also download a free copy on the web. These are the top 10 jobs but there are many more and the book also explains more about the #1 recommendation, freelance work. This is only a few of the listings available plus you can find many agencies that specialize in helping felons find jobs, how to answer the question “Have you ever been convicted of a felone?” during an interview so that you are not immediately out of consideration and much more.

Advantages Of Buying Refurbished Computers

The main advantage to buy refurbished computers is better price option. You will get a discount PC without wasting your hard earned dollars. New computers are expensive. If want to save few dollars on your digital devices, its better for you to buy used computers from online shops.

However, before the final selection of refurbished computers, you should talk to engineers to recheck cheap computers. Due to repeated usages, few essential chips in the second hand computers can be worn out. Experts will overhaul the interior parts of the CPU and UPS of the computers which are reconditioned. Check the warranty schemes on the refurbished computers.

There are many companies which have huge collection of used laptops, and desktop computers. These reconditioned personal computers are sold at auctions or in the online closeouts. The customizable reconditioned computers run well if proper maintenance is done to ensure better life expectancy of these used LCD accessories.

The demand for refurbished computers is increasing as people like to use cheap computers. In private training institutes, refurbished computers are installed for practices. Novice trainees should not be given first hand computers for doing trials. In that case, well tuned refurbished laptop computers are excellent.

Reliable companies also offer money back guarantee in the event of detection of any defect in used computers within the warranty period. So, consumers are getting advantages to buy reconditioned computers on good terms. On the other hand, for regular demonstrations at any training institute or a college, refurbished laptops come handy. The condition of reconditioned computers should be good. Therefore, before buying any used laptop, Mac and tablet computer, you must enquire of the technical configuration of the used system.

Try to buy used computers launched by well known companies. In this connection, every customer should read the previous reports and product details to learn about the performance rate of used computers. Do an online comparison study to find the best reconditioned computer with a used LCD which works well.

Cost of the refurbished computers is low in comparison to first hand devices. Therefore, you need to know about the current prices of new computers. At the same time, you must do investigations to get information about the given prices of used computers. Depending on sizes, shapes and technical advancement, prices can bob up or down. A used LCD computer is cheaper than the newly built Mac computer with a flat screen. Finally, you must read the tech spec sheet to be knowledgeable about the availability of sophisticated chips in the used computer.

Tips To Fix Computer Monitor Related Problems

How many times did you come across a non-responsive monitor? I am sure; it must be more than once. Well, there are several reasons that contribute to computer monitor problems. It may be due to an electrical fault, loose cable connection, interferences, and defected computers video adapter or monitors problem itself.

While there are a number of factors that bring premature death to your monitor, you are always with the options to rejuvenate your monitor. Here well discuss about some of the options you can try to retrieve your monitor from a dead state.

Firstly, make sure that all the connections are okay. Remove the electrical cord and VGA cable from your computer and monitor and then put them back to their original place. Check out whether the connection is tight. In case you are using a cable extender you have to remove it.

Use a different outlet to plug the monitors electric cord. For a UPS or surge protector you need to plug it directly into a wall outlet.

Whether your monitor has gotten a severe problem or its just a result of loose connection, can be determined by attaching it to a different computer. If its still not working you can assume that it needs replacement or repair work. On the other hand, if it works perfectly, troubleshoot your video card.

Another way you can try is to unplug your computer from the monitor and power outlet. Remove the cover and take the video card out of the slot. Then again push it back to place after ensuring a secure connection.

If you cant make out whether your video card is the main culprit, go for reinstalling the video card drivers. Put the video card CD into your computers CD-ROM drive. Then follow the instructions to reinstall it. You may opt for downloading a new version from the manufacturers website.

Very often we overlook the simple issue that might be associated with our monitors problem. Yes, you are right; I am talking about Screen Resolution. To resolve the problem Right click on a blank area of your desktop, choose Properties from display menu and click on the Setting tab. Now try different resolutions for your screen.

Are you aware of electrical interference? This causes your monitor appear jumpy or wavy. Take radios, speakers or fans away from your monitor lest they cause electrical interference.

These are some handy ways you can try to fix your monitor. If you face more critical problems you can take support from Online Computer Repair. Computer services companies offer various tech support plans to fix all sorts of PC problems. You can subscribe any of their plans and enjoy hassle-free computing.