Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution: Quickly Find a Lifeboat Job Close to Home (2nd Edition)


This unique book outlines a powerful 30-day program for job hunters who seek satisfying employment opportunities within 30 miles of any location in the United States.

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ISBNs: 978-1-57023-361-6 (softcover); 978-1-57023-375-3 (eBook)

“[This] is an enlightening and highly useful read for those

who want to put their life back on the right track.

The Midwest Book Review

By Neil P. McNulty and Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.

#6976  Ex-offenders face numerous challenges in making it on the outside. First and foremost, they must quickly find a job and keep it in order to support themselves in the free world. And that job often needs to be close to home as well as near their parole or probation officer.

For many ex-offenders seeking their first job out, any job will do as long as it provides them with sufficient income to survive. Put another way, they need to quickly find a lifeboat job.

A lifeboat job is one individuals need to find NOW in order to keep themselves financially afloat in difficult times. It’s essentially a survival job – not one that necessarily leads to an exciting career or high wages. It’s all about meeting the necessities of life and becoming self-sufficient on the outside.

Ex-offenders know all too well the importance of lifeboat jobs. Being released from prison or jail without money, a job, or family support, and facing immediate housing, clothing, food, and transportation needs – as well as probation and parole reporting requirements – they need to quickly land a job near where they live.

This book introduces the concept of the “30/30 job search,” which has been successfully used by thousands of job placement clients. It outlines a powerful 30-day program for job hunters who seek satisfying employment opportunities within 30 miles of any location in the United States.

The authors reveal how anyone with a stable work history and marketable skills can quickly find a job close to home by using an arsenal of unconventional job search strategies and techniques that get the attention of prospective employers. Indeed, they outline the fastest, most effective job hunting system anywhere for finding employment.

The book includes three unique principles for job search success:

  • Talent Intersecting Opportunity (TIO) Principle
  • Talent and Geography (TAG) Principle
  • 30-Mile Placement Principle
Filled with step-by-step advice on everything from identifying employers, writing resumes, and composing emails to leaving voicemail messages, interviewing, and follow-up over a 30-day period, here is the book that can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders who need a lifeboat job to survive in today’s challenging economy.
128 pages. Softcover. 7 x 10. 2016.

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Chapter 1: The 30/30 Job Solution for Ex-Offenders 1

Focus on Finding Lifeboat Jobs 1

Good Lifeboat Jobs for Ex-Offenders 2

The Ex-Offender Lifeboat Experience 2

Find a Job Within 30 Days 4

Get Employed Within 30 Miles From Home 4

30/30 Success on Your Own and With Assistance 5

Chapter 2: Three Unconventional Principles That Can Work For You 6

It’s Now Okay to Break the Rules 6

Become Your Own Campaign Manager 6

Talent Intersecting Opportunity (TIO) Principle 7

Talent and Geography (TAG) Principle 8

30-Mile Placement Principle 9

Old Myths and New Zones of Opportunities (ZOOs) 10

The Widespread Reality of ZOOs 12

Finding Your Zones of Opportunity (ZOO) 13

What Employers Want 14

Key Program Elements 14

Chapter 3: Communication Technology for 30/30 Success 18

Using Job Search Technology 18

The Illusion of Making Progress 18

E-cruiting Realities 19

Software and 30/30 20

Telephone Voicemail – Your Best Job Hunting Tool 20

Effective Voicemail Messages 21

Electronic Mail (Email): The Second Best Job Hunting Tool Ever 23

Voicemail Procedures 25

Accessing “Confidential” Voicemail Boxes 25

Voicemail Follow-Up 28

The Internet, 30/30, and the Art of “Candidate Contrived Coincidence” 28

Mail (Post), 30/30, and Home-Targeted Letters 32

Chapter 4 Phase I: Research and Planning 35

Develop and Target a Contact List 35

Ex-Offender-Friendly Companies 45

Military-Friendly Companies 46

Other Companies 46

Advertisements and Opportunity Leads 47

Scripts for Getting Interviews 48

Basic Resumes and Tailored Resumes 58

Email as Your Primary Contact List Strategy 62

Chapter 5 Phase II: Action 64

Success is Just Six Companies Away 64

Use Your Job Search Time Wisely 64

Working in Time Blocks 65

Contact Sequencing 65

Adjusting Your Plan 66

Best Interview Times 66

Chapter 6 Phase III: Getting Hired 68

Nine Actions You Need to Take 68

Prepare for Job Interviews 69

Role Playing, Rehearsing, and Practicing Answers to Interview Questions 70

Debrief After Each Interview 71

Send Thank-You Notes 73

Contact Good References 73

Close Effectively 74

Negotiate Offers 76

Get Hired 77

Resignation, Counteroffers, and Continuing Actions 77

Appendix A: Interviewing Principles You Should Never Forget 79

Interviews Are Often a One-Way Street 79

Inside Secrets of Placement Experts 80

12 Key Interview Principles 80

Final Review and Preparation 97

Appendix B: Answering and Asking Key Questions 102

Most Frequently Asked Questions 102

Unexpected Questions 108

Behavior- and Situation-Based Questions 108

Questions You Should Ask 109

Ask Yourself These Questions 111

Appendix C: Leaving With Professionalism 113

Feelings 113

The Steps to Resigning 114

The Resignation Letter 114

The Resignation Meeting 115

Dealing With Your Peers and Subordinates 118

Career Resources 120

THE AUTHORS: Neil McNulty is president of McNulty Management Group, a staffing and placement firm that pioneered the “30/30 job search” concept and program. Ronald Krannich is one of America’s leading career experts and author of more than 100 books.





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