Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is job search different?

Unlike other job sites, our search engine gathers jobs from multiple sources across the Internet for job postings. Then, prior to returning the final results to you, we screen each posting to only deliver results that have a higher chance of hiring based on a criminal convictions. We save you time, and frustration, by eliminating jobs most unlikely to hire you.

When conducting a job search on the Second Chance Jobs for Felons site, you do not need to include "felony friendly", "jobs for felons", or any similar terms as keywords. The Second Chance Jobs for Felons search engine automatically returns only jobs that are felony friendly.

2. How much does cost to use? is free to use for job seekers.

3. My search did not return any results. What do I do?

While there is a slight chance there are currently no openings in your area, you should try changing your search terms including keywords, increasing your search radius, trying a different job category.

4. Can I save jobs to view later?

Yes. You can now save jobs to view later for up-to 30 days in our system. Simply click on the Save Job link and follow the instructions if you do not already have an account.

5. Can I get jobs emailed to me?

Yes! You will have the option to save your search and have results emailed to you daily. Each day we will email you the top 10 results from your search. You can save multiple searches and have the results from each emailed to you as well.

6. How do I apply to a job?

Each job posting will either direct you to the company's hiring page or provide further instructions for applying to the position.

7. Will I get hired?

Unfortunately we cannot make any guarantees on whether you will be hired for any position. For more information please see our Disclaimer regarding job postings.

8. How do I subscribe/unsubscribe from the newsletter?

At the bottom of each newsletter is a link to unsubscribe. Simply click on that link and you will no longer receive newsletters from us. Please note that this only applies to the newsletter and not any email job alerts you have created. To stop the job alerts, please login to your account and either pause or delete the alerts. If you have any problems or need further assistance please contact us at

9. How do I change my password?

To change your password go to the LOGIN page and click on the FORGOT PASSWORD link. Enter your email address and a link to reset/change your password will be emailed to the address we have for you.

10. Why do you need my address, phone number, birthday?

First, you must be at least 18 years of age to use this site in the United States. We utilize your birthdate to verify your age. In addition, we do our best to deliver resources that are specific to your location and/or demographics. In order to best deliver our content we do require some specific information from you. Your information is always secure and we do not share or sell it to anyone for any reason.

11. Can I add a program or resource?

Absolutely, if you know of a program or resource that we missed please let us know at by emailing us at Please provide as many details and a URL if available.

12. There is an error in one of your program/resource listings?

We are only human and mistakes happen. We can't correct it if we don't know about it though. So please email us at with the details. Most importantly, thank you for bringing it to our attention.

13. Do you offer other services or hands-on assistance?

Unfortunately at this time what you see on the site is all we have to offer. We do plan on adding additional content and services as time goes on, but we had to start somewhere.

14. How do I contact you?

You can reach us at

15. I am an attorney and would like to add my name/firm to your list.

Please email us at with your name, the name of your firm, mailing/physical address, telephone number, and website.

16. Do you offer legal services/assistance?

No we do not offer any legal services, assistance, or advice. Please see our Disclaimer for more information regarding this.

17. I saved a job, but it is no longer in my list. What happened?

This happens from time to time. In some cases the position may have been filled or is no longer available, in which case it is automatically deleted from any saved job listings. In addition, we delete any saved jobs that are older than 30 days.

18. What is O*NET?

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is the main source of occupational information in the United States. O*NET development is led by the North Carolina Department of Commerce which operated the National Center for O*NET Development. This development is sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the NC Department of Commerce. O*NET contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States.

19. What is the Career Explorer?

The Career Explorer allows you to easily identify different careers within specific industries or to find careers related to keywords. For example you can find all careers related to the Manufacturing industry or search for careers by keyword using a term like Warehouse.

By clicking on each career you can then learn more about what the career is, the skills and education typically required, average salary, and the outlook for job opportunities within a career. You can also find any potential job openings within your area.

20. Why does the Career Explorer show careers that do not apply to me?

Since our career explorer pulls careers from the O*NET database, the list includes all careers related to specific industries or keywords. Since hiring requirements vary from state to state, and company to company, some opportunities may exist within a particular career. By providing all careers you can easily see the skills, education, and other basic requirements to see if you are qualified for a career in a particular field.

21. What does the Job Outlook mean?

Each career is assigned an outlook. There are three levels Bright Outlook, Average Outlook, and Below Average Outlook. The National Center for O*NET Development has identified "Bright Outlook" occupations, where new job opportunities are likely in the next several years. Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will need large numbers of new job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.

22. What are Green Jobs?

The National Center for O*NET Development, as part of its efforts to keep up with the changing world of work, investigated the impact of green economy activities and technologies on occupational requirements and the development of New and Emerging (N&E) occupations.

23. What are Apprencticeships?

Many careers have registered apprenticeship programs associated with them. With a Registered Apprenticeship program, you can earn a paycheck and get hands-on experience while building up your skills.

24. What is the Interest Profiler?

The Interest Profiler is based on the O*NET Interest Profiler and can help you determine your interests and how they relate to various careers. You will be asked a series of 60 questions. When completed you will receive a set of scores based on your responses. Those scores will then be converted into possible careers that may interest you.

25. Why can't I login? is a free website and does not require you to create an account to use our services. However, if you would like to save a job listing and/or job search, you will be prompted to create an account. This account will allow you to access your saved jobs and searches at a later date.

It is important to note that subscribing to our newsletter does not create an account on our system. If you are attempting to unsubscribe from our mailing list or update your email preferences, please click the link provided at the bottom of the newsletter email or contact our support team at

We apologize for any confusion this may cause.