Dec 19, 2009

Finding a Job: An Interesting Approach

A story in today's New York Times describes Michael Johnson's tactic for finding a job after having spent time in prison.

Although not required, he clips a note to any job application he submits, saying, "'I have been convicted of a nontheft, nonviolent felony over 11 years ago,' it reads. 'I take full responsibility for my actions and have succeeded in turning my life around. I understand the stigma that is attached with a felony and will make it my mission to prove that I am trustworthy, dependable and hard-working.'"

There's also an unexpected -- and charming -- romantic aspect to Mr. Johnson's story.