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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Mar 9, 2022

Seventy-seven million adults have a criminal record, and while discrimination is illegal, employers do have the right to ask about your background. If you’re ready to rejoin the workforce after a criminal conviction, Find Your Dream Job guest Ty Reed suggests only disclosing if asked directly, but being 100% honest. Be prepared to describe how you have turned your life around, using specific examples. Ty also offers the reminder that while it may take time, you absolutely can get the job of your dreams after a criminal conviction, so don’t give up.

About Our Guest:

Ty Reed ( is the founder of Recovery Career Services (’s a nonprofit that helps anyone who wants to return to employment and put the past behind them.

Resources in This Episode:

  • If you have a criminal record and need help getting back in the workforce, Ty would love to help you. Find out more by visiting his website at
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