Why Won T Anyone Hire Me I Ve Applied To Over 30 Jobs And Have Not Had Any Luck Am I Doing Something Wrong Or Is This Normal

Why Won T Anyone Hire Me I Ve Applied To Over 30 Jobs And Have Not Had Any Luck Am I Doing Something Wrong Or Is This Normal – When I was 8 years old, in 1978, I threw a chair in the third grade. A few days later I was locked in a cell by a parole officer who slammed the door and left. I had a goose bump. A relative abused me last weekend. On Monday, no one at school seemed to notice that something terrible had happened, so I tried to get my teacher’s attention.

How would I be treated if I were a white kid in an affluent suburb? I don’t know that. I was a black boy from Dorchester and was considered a juvenile delinquent.

Why Won T Anyone Hire Me I Ve Applied To Over 30 Jobs And Have Not Had Any Luck Am I Doing Something Wrong Or Is This Normal

Now I know that my life is shaped by social forces greater than my family and habits. I was born in 1970, right at the beginning of the mass prison era. In 1970, 196,441 people were incarcerated in the United States; racial distribution roughly corresponds to the US population.

I’ve Started Having Recruiters Fill Out An Application To Hire Me. So Far, No One Has Completed It.

When I first went to prison in 1978, the United States was already cracking down on civil rights in the 1960s. Fear of the new Jim Crow: the “crime control” system that scapegoated poor Black, Hispanic and indigenous children and youth, put us in jails and prisons at an alarming rate. Currently, almost two million people are incarcerated in this country. They are black, Hispanic or indigenous men born into poverty.

As a teenager, I was in and out of prison and Boston’s juvenile justice system. Like many around me, with a complicated family situation and no support, I got involved in drugs and sold them to pay for my addiction. Now I know that I am alone in healing the trauma.

But the world around me did not see a troubled young man who needed help – it saw me as a problem.

In the late 1980s, I earned my GED in prison and started college. Then, in 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which eliminated Pell grants — college funds for low-income students — from those incarcerated. My chances of getting a college degree are shrinking. And not only me. Until 2015, when the Obama-Biden administration implemented the Second Chance Pell Experiment, which returned Pell funds to the incarcerated, millions of us incarcerated were left behind.

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I’ve been out of prison for six years, but because I have a criminal record and no college degree, I can’t find a good job, even in a desperate economy for workers.

I moved furniture, sold cars, washed dishes, and took many other low-paying jobs with no future and no benefits. A few years ago I was working as a valet at a hotel in Fenway and was recruited into an internal management training program. This will open career paths and growth opportunities. I’m excited. But then they checked the background, not only was my invitation to the program revoked, I also lost my job as a valet.

Such recessions are devastating and happen again and again. Constant rejection destroys my hard-earned self-esteem and can lead me to make decisions that I know are bad for me.

I love movies and sometimes I want to make movies. At this point, I will settle for a paying job with growth opportunities and leadership potential that will recognize my talents and decades of experience.

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Even if I get a good job, finding an apartment is almost impossible. Thanks to the 1988 amendment to the Fair Housing Act championed by Senator Strom Thurmond, landlords can legally discriminate against whom and what remedy. This brings many people onto the road.

I lived in homeless shelters and rented rooms, slept on friends’ couches and in the back room of the store where I worked. So far I haven’t been able to find an apartment to rent because there are background checks on rental applications and landlords always choose tenants who look less dangerous on paper. I haven’t signed the lease yet.

But I have hope. In my 40s, I became a restorative justice practitioner and co-founder of a non-profit organization. I am proud of the work I do. In restorative justice circles, people come together to talk about the harm that has been done to them and what has been done to them. This is how I learned that my decisions were driven by pain and trauma, and how I understood how my behavior hurt others.

If I can learn, my country can learn too. We can begin to repair the damage of the mass incarceration era. State lawmakers could repeal rules that prevent ex-convicts from getting licenses for things like cutting hair, working as nurses or home inspectors. You can control the background check industry, which profits from misleading information.

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Additionally, states could follow California’s lead and automatically seal most criminal records after a certain period of time, making it easier for people like me to find work. And the new Congress can repeal the Thurmond amendment to the Fair Housing Act, giving me and millions of others the opportunity to find housing.

At 8, I was a hurt child, not a delinquent. I am stuck in a system that punishes pain. I want this country to turn around and realize its potential by providing a culture of care and support to suffering children – regardless of their background.

George Halfkenny works to repair the damage caused by prison and addiction. She is a certified peer specialist and co-founder of Thrive Communities in Lowell, a nonprofit organization that uses a restorative justice model to support the formerly incarcerated.

Nomi Sofer is Project Director for Voices of Reentry and Associate Director of the Office of Narratives at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. His 2022 film “Voices of Reentry” examines the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people returning to our communities. Many artists try to get there with their work, hoping to break into the world of illustration, and then… nothing happens. No customer offers work. No email. No phone. And they wonder why no one wants to hire them.

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We explain our opinion about why you may not be hired (yet). We then explain strategies and give practical advice on how to overcome these obstacles and really stand out from the crowd.

Will received a long letter from an artist who felt he had done everything he was supposed to do, felt good about his work, and was frustrated that he still wasn’t getting work.

Jake and Will saw this artist’s work and thought the work was good, but not great. It lacks a style that matches the market the artist is aiming for. The style doesn’t match the genre. For children’s books, you can not make characters that look like they belong to World of Warcraft.

Often you can’t draw or paint, but you miss the goal. Your style doesn’t match what you want. Your style should match the target group.

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Sometimes we feel like when we represent something beautiful, we have achieved it and feel really good. While this is a great start and an important step, the truth is that it is pure gold. There is more to good illustration than drawing well and making things three-dimensional.

The first step to becoming a professional is working on your craft: developing good drawing skills, good perspective, shadows, and light and color.

After mastering your craft, the second step is wisdom. To not over-render things and not add too many highlights. You have to learn what to leave behind. You have to learn what to explain and what to add. In art you think about what should be dismantled and what should be left.

Study the published materials in the field you want to enter and find the “true hero”.

Progress Happens One Tiny Step At A Time

Choose 8 top illustrators who publish their work with major publishers i.e. H. Harper Collins, Random House, Scholastic, etc.

Make a grid of 9 squares. Place your best work in the middle and surround it with the work of 8 illustrators you admire

Then find out what you like about it. Do not just say “I like!”, say something special you like about their work, make a special list and write it down. These are the things you should bring to your work.

Put a list next to your desk to remember these principles and try to put them into practice. Put the list next to your desk.

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When you have an image that you really like, review it and analyze it. Don’t just say “I like this picture” and then move on. Really break it down and find specific things that work for you. What do I answer?

Many people have the attitude: “I don’t want to.”

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