We all know job hunting can be very stressful, especially when you have to ask questions like: Does 76 hire felons?
But, did you know there is assistance for former felons looking to find jobs? Yes! And we are excited to tell you that Successful Release does just that by looking for answers to questions like this and more. In fact, we contact companies directly to find answers to questions concerning their hiring policies for former felons.
Our team at Successful Release is made up of convicted felons and those who work closely with them. We use our experiences to help individuals who are now in those same stressful situations we once faced ourselves. We identify with your situation and know what key questions to ask possible employers.
- Does 76 hire people with misdemeanors?
- Does 76 do background checks?
- What is the best approach for applying?
So, let’s get started to see what we found about how to get a job at 76 with a criminal record.
Does 76 hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
Regretfully, we haven’t yet made contact with anyone at 76 or ConocoPhillips — 76’s parent company. However, we will make contact soon! In the meantime, we researched 76 thoroughly to figure out what the company thinks about hiring ex-offenders.
Has 76 hired felons in the past?
Unfortunately, there was nothing we found that provided a direct yes or no to this question. Continue reading and we will provide our best advice on how to get hired at 76 with a felony!
Does 76 hire people with misdemeanors?
No evidence, either way. We found nothing that touched on 76 hiring applicants with a misdemeanor conviction.
Is 76 on the Ban the Box list?
No, 76 was not found to be a company that supports Ban the Box.
Ban the Box supports and urges employers to remove all questions regarding previous criminal convictions from their applications. This campaign was made to assist convicted felons in being able to find jobs by getting us further along in the hiring process. It’s amazing what can happen when employers focus on your abilities and not your previous mistakes!
A similar program assisting former felons is the Fair Chance Business Pledge. This is the commitment made by companies who agree to keep fair hiring practices for those with and without felony convictions.
There was no information showing that 76 has signed the Pledge, but that’s okay. We already know they don’t have to support either of these initiatives to be willing to hire someone with a felony.
So, let’s move forward to see how to get a job at 76 with a felony.
Does 76 have special programs for hiring felons?
Did you know that some companies now offer specific programs specifically for former offenders? Unfortunately, 76 is not one of these companies.
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
Does 76 hire felons? Honestly, the odds of being hired at 76 with a felony are low. 76 is an equal opportunity employer, but we found nothing that specifically touched on if they would hire a former felon.
What are some entry-level jobs?
76 is a company that is included in the customer service industry. Their main focus will be their customers in all positions.
Cashier/Customer Service — Cashiering, customer service, cleaning and stocking. Communication skills are always a plus in any customer service position.
76’s parent company, ConcoPhillips, offers corporate jobs and field jobs as well. So, if you have more specific abilities or experience, you may want to look over their positions as well.
How to get hired at 76 with a felony
You need to go into the location you want to apply at and pick up an application. Since you might run into the manager, dress nicely in clean clothes that say “responsible person”.
Make sure you read over the application before beginning to fill it out. This stops you from making a mess of your application. Remember, employers ask certain things for a reason, so make sure not to leave anything blank. If something does not apply to you, simply mark it with N/A (not applicable). Filling in every blank shows you have attention to detail and makes certain you don’t overlook something.
When turning in your application, check that your contact information is current. If they can’t reach you, they can’t interview you!
Another great tip would be to go ahead and provide a copy of your resume when turning in your application. It’s a great way to stand out. Our guide provides great pointers on how to boost your resume so all your skills that relate to the job you’ve selected are emphasized.
It’s a good idea to customize your resume for a particular job. How would you do this? Well, if the job you are applying for is a customer service job, you would want to make sure that your resume is specifically listing any and all skills and experience in the customer service field. These skills can include skills you used while incarcerated.
Your jobs in the canteen, laundry and kitchen all required customer service skills. Use them!
Afterwards, make sure you have someone give your resume a good once-over to pinpoint any errors.
The interview process will be the final step. We recommend when arriving for your interview that you get there early — at least 10-15 minutes before, in fact. Being prompt is very important in any job and the interview is your first chance to show them your willingness to be on time. It is also a good idea to bring one or two copies of your resume to the interview as well.
Does 76 do background checks?
We were unable to find anything in regards to this question. Successful Release recommends that you be prepared for a background check, just in case.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
There are some states that now only look at an offense if it’s less than seven years old. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
Here are the states that will look at only guilty convictions:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
These states will look at everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
76 was rated on glassdoor.com with 3.9 out of 5 stars. This is a pretty good rating. Like many part-time jobs, the number one complaint was the low pay. However, most people who worked here enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There may be some convictions that will make it harder to get a job at 76 with a felony. Here are a few:
- Theft and/or fraudulent use of a credit card charges may be a conviction that will hold you back. Most of their jobs will require you to handle cash, credit cards and merchandise, so keep that in mind when you apply.
- People with violent offenses might also have a difficult time because their entry-level positions require working with the public.
Does 76 drug test?
In our research, we didn’t see anything about a drug screen. When you are actively seeking a job with any company, it’s always best to make sure you’re prepared for a drug test, though.
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Do you have experience with working or being hired at 76 with a felony? We would love to have your feedback!