Are you looking for a marketing position, but are afraid your felony will hold you back? Maybe you’re wondering: Does Finn Partners hire felons? No worries, the info in this article will help you figure it all out.
Finn Partners is a marketing and communications company specializing in public relations, web and advertising content, as well as branding and positioning.
If you’re interested in being a part of this successful team, let us help you get a job at Finn Partners with a felony. We’ll answer the following questions, and more:
- What is their policy for hiring felons?
- Does Finn Partners hire people with misdemeanors?
- How do I apply?
- Does Finn Partners do background checks?
Finding work can be tough for ex-offenders. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire former felons. We also do tons of background research so we can give you really good resume and interview tips.
Are you wondering why we care? It’s because we’ve been in your shoes! Our team is mostly comprised of former felons or those who’ve worked closely with them.
Now let’s take a look at how to get hired at Finn Partners with a felony conviction.
Does Finn Partners hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We contacted Finn Partners to ask if they hire former felons. This was their response:
“Due to the nature of our business, we, more than likely, would never be able to hire any individual that has a prior conviction that gained media attention. Also, we have to factor in our clients and the hiring of felons will surface on their end so we take this into account as well.”
So the short answer is that they probably won’t hire anyone with a felony conviction.
Has Finn Partners hired felons in the past?
They said no they don’t hire felons.
Does Finn Partners hire people with misdemeanors?
We don’t know. They’re very strict on hiring policies, but it’s possible.
Is Finn Partners on the Ban the Box list?
If you’ve never heard of the Ban the Box list, that’s okay. It’s an initiative for employers to rid applications of the checkbox that asks if you’ve ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.
The Fair Chance Business Pledge also helps former felons. It’s a pledge companies take saying they’ll look past your convictions and focus on your talents, skills and work history instead.
Finn Partners doesn’t participate in either program and they do have a question on their application asking if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime.
Does Finn Partners have special programs for hiring felons?
Finn Partners doesn’t offer any special hiring programs for felons. You can contact your local employment agency or workforce development agency to find some, though!
What are the odds that someone with a felony will get hired?
Successful Release gives your odds of getting hired at Finn Partners with a felony as low. They say in their statement that they won’t hire felons and they aren’t on the Ban the Box list. However, if your conviction is for something lesser, keep reading and we’ll tell you how to get an entry-level position.
What are some entry-level jobs?
Finn Partners isn’t very entry-level, but they have positions like website architect or digital producer for the right candidate. Starting off in an entry-level job will put you in a better position for room to grow and advance within the company.
How to get hired at Finn Partners with a felony
They say they won’t hire felons — unless you’re potentially the perfect candidate — but if you’re determined to work at Finn Partners, we’ve got some resume tips for you:
You’ll start by visiting their careers page and selecting your desired location and position. Once here, you’ll upload your cover letter and resume.
List any talents, skills or experience you have that’s directly related to public relations and marketing. Also tell them where you picked them up. Considering their stance on hiring former felons, you shouldn’t be shy about bringing up experience you earned in prison.
If you need additional help, we’ve got you covered with Successful Release’s The Complete Guide to Making an Incredible Resume (for Former Felons).
Let’s not stop there! We’ve got some interview tips for Finn Partners:
Arrive 10-15 minutes early to prepare for any pre-interview paperwork. This will also show you can be on time.
Finn Partners is a professional company, so you’ll want to dress accordingly. Suit and tie for men and a dress or skirt and nice blouse for women. Also, if you have any tattoos or piercings, now is the time to cover them up or take them out, if you can. Company policy on this can be discussed at the end of the interview.
Be positive with your answers, even if it’s a negative question. For example, if they ask about your conviction, be honest with them, but also share with them what you’ve learned from your experience in jail or prison.
Do you have skills in communications, public relations, marketing or advertising? Tell them about it. Just like in your resume, make sure they are aware of where you picked up these skills.
Does Finn Partners do background checks?
When we asked Finn Partners about background checks, this is what they said:
“We perform reference checks for most positions and after the offer has been extended. We will do a background check on certain positions such as finance or if part of an agreement with a client.”
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
If your conviction is seven years old or older and you live in one of these states, they won’t even consider the information:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And these eight states don’t care about any not guilty cases:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware if you live in these states, though. They can and will see your whole record, including the not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research on Finn Partner’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.7 out of 5 stars. Past and present employees say the company is flexible with schedules and has great benefits. The drawback can be the long hours.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Finn Partners hire felons? They haven’t before and are not likely to in the future. However, let’s say you’re that ‘right’ candidate . . . will your record stop you? They told us that if your conviction gained media attention, you’ll automatically be disqualified from a position with the company.
Chances are, felonies related to theft, fraud or other so-called ‘white-collar’ crimes will work against you.
Does Finn Partners drug test?
We don’t know if Finn Partners will drug test.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
Did this article help you get a job at Finn Partners with a felony? We’d love to hear about it. You’d also be helping out others that are in the same situation while contributing to our community.