WPTI | Info Session

Info Session: Acing the Interview with a Criminal Record


February 22, 2018, Thursday




Workforce Professionals Training Institute
11 Park Place
New York, New York 10007

Registration Fee

This event is at no cost to the registrant. There are only 25 seats available.

Please note that we are currently experiencing technical issues with our registration. If you have registered or would like to register, please email Saki Mori, WPTI Operations & Development Manager, at We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. Please include your full name, organization name, job title, and work phone number.

Program Description

“Tell me about your criminal record.”  For reentrants, these are the six hardest words to hear during a job interview.  Although New York City’s Fair Chance Act and New York State’s Article 23-A provide the strongest protections in the country for job seekers with a RAP sheet, answering the question while sitting across from a potential employer is always a nerve-wracking experience.  What can your job seekers say and do, in the high pressure atmosphere of an interview, to feel confident their answer and overcome the negative stigma of a conviction?

Join WPTI for an informative, interactive, free event for workforce practitioners on Acing the Interview with a Criminal Record.

Dan Salemson, national trainer and author of WPTI’s Getting the RAP Down: Employment Strategies for New Yorkers with Criminal Records, will discuss the protections and challenges offered by Fair Chance Act and demonstrate how to coach job seekers to overcome their fears, appear confident and answer the conviction history question in a way that will make employers *want* to hire them.

Intended Audience

Work Readiness Instructors, Career Coaches, Case Managers, Employment Specialists, Job Developers, Internship Coordinators, Program Leadership


Dan Salemson, WPTI Training & Projects Consultant

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For any reason that you may need to cancel your registration

1) You must provide notice of cancellation 72 hours prior to the day of the training program to receive full credit toward a future WPTI training program. No refunds will be given.
2) If advance notice was not given that you will not be attending the training program for which you are registered, we regret that we cannot provide credit nor a refund.