You are going to need to convince an employer your criminal past is just that… in the past.
You might feel that no one understands your frustrations, or that you must be the only one struggling. We talk to many ex-offenders, and know that the hard work is worth it. We hear about amazing transformations and great opportunities. But as Patric says:
My experience has been that there are only two things one requires to break out of the cycle and that’s the desire to do it and somebody to help you. If you have those two things there isn’t anything that can’t be overcome, if you have the desire to do it.
Think about the following questions, go over your answers, and maybe talk it through with an advisor, or friend:
If you’ve come up with answers for the above and you feel ready for work: