70 Million Jobs FAQs

Job Seeker FAQs

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All the jobs posted on 70millionjobs.com are criminal-background friendly. However, each employer is different, as are Fair Chance Hiring Laws in each state. The Golden Rule for job eligibility is: if your criminal record relates directly to the function of the job, then you are most likely ineligible (e.g. a DUI means you can't land driving jobs). And while every employer on our job board knows each candidate applying has some kind of criminal record, it is ultimately up to them to make the final decision about hiring. However, we encourage you to apply to as many jobs as you can. We have thousands of job postings and our website is updated regularly. The job market right now is difficult but the more you apply, the more chances you have in landing that job!

All the requirements for applying for any given job are listed in the job posting - typically, employers ask you to submit a resume and sometimes a cover letter, as well. Requirements vary by employer and job role. You may also need to show additional certifications or licenses, for example, a driver’s license if you are applying for a driver job. It's important to keep an eye on what the job posting requests from you; this is your first chance to impress the recruiter, and the last thing you want is to be disqualified because you forgot to add something to your application! Pro tip: if possible, try submitting a cover letter, or a note alongside your application, even when you aren't asked. Adding a personal note about your interest in the job can help make your application stand out!

Even in the best of times, finding a job with a criminal record is tough. It’s why we exist--and while we work hard to make as many opportunities available to you as we can, unfortunately, we can’t guarantee any user a job. Aiming wide is important -- that is, applying for as many jobs as possible. However, if that’s not working and you are running out of options, please reach out to us, and we’ll do our best to help you or refer you to a community partner who can provide individualized care: [email protected].

Our website offers a resume writing tool--please login then visit this link to get started: www.70MillionJobs.com/build/profileinfo.

  • On the navigation bar, go to My Profile > Account Info to navigate to the Account page.
  • On the Account page, click an Edit button to change your account information.
  • On the navigation bar, go to My Profile > Contact Info to navigate to the Contact Information page.
  • On the Contact Information page, click Edit My Contact Info to change your account information.
  • Update your account information, then click Save to save your changes or click Cancel to cancel without saving.
  • On the navigation bar, go to My Profile > Profile & Resumes to navigate to the Profile page.
  • On the Profile page, click Edit Profile to change your profile.
  • Update your profile, then click Save Profile to save your changes or click Cancel to cancel without saving.
  • To add a resume, click Add under Resume.

Note: You can choose to have your profile searchable by firms or not. The resumes you upload will be the ones they can search for with keywords.

  • Jobs are listed on the Search Job Openings page.
  • There are two ways to navigate to the Search Job Openings page.
    1. Go to Job Search on the navigation bar.
    2. Click Search Jobs on the Home Page.
  • On the Job Openings page, click on the Job of interest.
  • On the page listing the Job you selected, click Save to save the Job.
  • On the navigation bar, go to My Job > History to navigate to the Application History page.
  • On the navigation bar, go to My Job > Alerts to navigate to the Job Alerts page.
  • On the Job Alerts page, click Set-up Job Alert.
  • On the Add Job Alert page, fill in the applicable details.
  • Click Save the alert.
  • Click Cancel to cancel the alert.
  • You can create a blank alert to receive an alert for every Job posted.
  • Yes, you can have more than one resume on your account.
  • On the navigation bar, go to My Profile > Profile & Resumes to navigate to the Profile page.
  • On the Profile page, click Add under Resume.
  • On the Add A Resume page, you have options to Upload Resume, Build Resume or Paste in Resume Text.
  • After uploading or building a resume, or pasting resume text, click Finish or Save to complete and/or save your changes. Or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
    • Yes, you can add a new resume after clicking Apply.
    • On the Apply to Job page, click create under Resume.
    • On the Create Resume page, you have options to Upload Resume, Build Resume or Paste in Resume Text.
    • After uploading or building a resume, or pasting resume text, click Finish or Save to complete and/or save your changes. Or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
    • You will be returned to the Apply to Job page.
    • Under Resume, select a resume with the Select Resume dropdown.
    • Yes, you can add and send a Cover Letter with Job Applications.
    • On the Apply to Job page, you have two options for a Cover Letter.
      1. Enter Cover Letter text directly into the Cover Letter text box.
      2. Upload a Cover Letter by clicking Browse under Attachments.

      Employer FAQs

      Posting a job ad on 70 Million Jobs is similar to any other job board. You will need to create an account, adding all relevant information about your company. Pro tip: more is better! This is your first chance to make a good impression on the job seeker--add your logo, pictures, and a description of your company such as your history, mission and values. In your navigation bar:

      • Click Activity > Jobs and click “Add a Job”.
      • Run through the job description, put in your payment info, and click “Post”.
      • It’s that easy.

      Absolutely! We encourage you to post opportunities that would benefit any user in their job search and/or career path.

      Actually, on-the-job incidents happen less frequently to employees with a criminal record. But the US Department of Labor offers bonding for them through the Federal Bonding Program to help employers mitigate any risk.

      Besides the cost savings you’ll enjoy with less turnover, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program allows employers who hire workers with criminal records to reduce their federal income tax by as much as $9,600 per employee in the first two years of work.

      At 70 Million Jobs, one size doesn’t fit every company. We are able to tailor a recruitment campaign to fit your needs. Some employers are eager to assert their leadership as being second chance friendly. If that is true at your company, we can help get the word out. Other companies aren’t looking for press when they work with us, which is fine too.

      • There are two ways to navigate to the Employer Profile page.
        1. Go to Dashboard, then click Create/Edit Profile on the Employer Dashboard page.
        2. Go to My Account > My Profile.
      • On the Employer Profile page, click Edit with Profile Builder.
      • On the Employer Profile Builder page, begin filling in the details. Note you may leave any field blank. Blank fields will not be shown.
      • Click Choose File to upload your Employer Logo.
      • For the Describe your organization... box, use the tools to edit the text. You can edit the format, font, and color. You can also add links.
      • Continue filling the information boxes in the Facts & Figures section, the Custom Facts section, the Social Networks section, the Images section, and the Videos section.
      • Select Yes to Make Profile Active.
      • Click Save to save the Profile.
      • Click Preview to preview the Profile.
      • Click Delete to delete the Profile.
      • Click Cancel to cancel the job Profile.
      • There are two ways to navigate to the Jobs page.
        • Go to Dashboard, then click View & Post Jobs on the Employer Dashboard page.
        • Go to Activity > View & Post Jobs.
      • On the Jobs page, click Add Job.
      • On the Add Job page, begin filling in the details.
      • For the Description box, use the tools to edit the text. You can edit the format, font, and color. You can also add links.
      • For Location, select Yes to show the job location on the map. You can fill in the exact street address or simply fill in the City and State.
      • For Options, Automatically Repost sets the job to automatically repost after the closing date.
      • Assigned To is useful for organizations with multiple users handling job postings.
      • List the destination email address for Send Application to Email or choose Redirect Applicant to URL.
      • To list multiple destination email addresses for job seeker applications, click Multiple and enter more email addresses.
      • To embed a YouTube or Vimeo video into your job posting, paste in the video embed code.
      • Click Add Questions to insert Screening Questions.
      • Click Post Job to make the job active.
      • Click Save Only to save it for a later date. Note the job will not be posted.
      • Click Preview to preview the job posting.
      • Click Cancel to cancel the job posting.

      See our Post Job Guide for more details.

      • You can add an image within the job description by clicking on the 'Insert Image' button on the HTML editor toolbar.

      • Paste in the image URL into the source field. Add Image description (optional), then click Ok.
      • Note: If you do not have an image URL, you can create one using many free services.
      • There are two ways to navigate to the Jobs page.
        • Go to Dashboard, then click View & Post Jobs on the Employer Dashboard page.
        • Go to Activity > View & Post Jobs.
      • On the Jobs page, you will find the list of all job postings.
      • You can click on the job title to edit/close/pause/delete the job posting.
      • There are two ways to navigate to the Applicants page.
        • Go to Dashboard, then click Applicants on the Employer Dashboard page.
        • Go to Activity > Applicants.
      • On the Applicants page, you will find the list of applicants.
      • Go to the Jobs page to view the job status.
      • If the status is New it is not live on the job search page.
      • Click on the job title to edit the job.
      • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Post
      • Your job will now be listed on the Search For Jobs page.
      • On the navigation bar, go to My Account > Users to navigate to the Manage Site Users page.
      • On the Manage Site Users page, click the Add User Account button.
      • Type in the user information and click Save.
      • To edit/delete users, simply click on their email to open the Edit User page. From here you can edit info and save or click the delete button.