The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: The 10 Sequential Steps to Re-Entry Success (3rd Edition)

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Filled with practical tests and exercises for organizing and implementing 10 steps for re-entering the work world.

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ISBNs: 978-1-57023-399-9 (paper); 978- 1-57023-400-2 (eBook)

By Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.

#9241  Today’s most widely used job search and re-entry resource for transforming the lives of ex-offenders. Translating the latest edition of The Ex-Offender’s New Job Finding and Survival Guide into personal action, this user-friendly book serves as a personal re-entry counselor/coach for ex-offenders. It helps America’s huge red flag population quickly find employment – 77,000,000 citizens with arrest records; 11,000,000 people cycling through prisons, jails, and detention centers each year; and 650,000 prisoners annually released into communities where they struggle to jump-start their lives and overcome many barriers to employment.

Make no mistake – life can be hard for offenders living in a caged command and control environment punctuated with gangs, sociopaths, and troubled souls. Re-entry is especially hard for those who have lost everything, including precious hope and optimism, and who lack job search skills and digital smarts. Without a decent job and support network to help meet immediate food, housing, transportation, and health care needs, and often saddled with onerous financial obligations (fines, restitution, child support payments, accumulated debts), many ex-offenders fall back on old dysfunctional habits, relationships, and temptations that lead them back to depressing correctional institutions.

What ex-offenders most need is a good paying job with a promising future. While many employers may not want to hire someone with a criminal record, others are willing to give them a second chance. Knowing this, what should ex-offenders do to land a good job? Where can they best find a job they do well and enjoy doing? What job search strategies work best for them?

This ground-breaking book provides important answers to many re-entry employment questions. Beginning with a job search self-assessment, users address such critical issues as asking questions, taking responsibility, telling the truth, and becoming trustworthy before examining 10 sequential steps to job and re-entry success. These steps include changing attitudes, seeking assistance, assessing skills, writing resumes, networking, interviewing for the job, and more. The book also includes two special chapters on (1) developing an action plan for re-entry success and (2) navigating today’s challenging digital world.

Rich in insights and filled with practical examples, exercises, self-tests, and resources from one of America’s leading career experts and correctional educators, here’s the book that can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders. It shows them how to effectively communicate their qualifications to employers who will want to hire them because of their unique talents, positive attitudes, and strong employer-centered motivations!

  • DETAILS: 144 pages. Softcover. © 2019. $13.95 per copy.
  • QUANTITY DISCOUNTS: 10 copies for $125.60; 25 copies for $279.00; 50 copies for $488.50; 100 copies for $907.00; 500 copies for $4,185.00; 1,000 copies for $6,980.00.

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THE AUTHOR: Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of today’s leading career and travel writers who has authored more than 100 books, including several self-help guides for people in transition and those with not-so-hot backgrounds. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar, university professor, and management trainer, Ron specializes in producing and distributing books, DVDs, training programs, and related materials on employment, career transition, addiction, anger management, criminal justice, life skills, and travel.


  1. From Rap Sheet to Resume
  2. Make Questions, Answers, and Exercises Work for You
  3. Being Responsible, Truthful, and Trustworthy
  4. STEP 1: Examine and Change Your Attitudes
  5. STEP 2: Seek Assistance and Become Proactive
  6. STEP 3: Select Appropriate Job Search Approaches
  7. STEP 4: Assess Your Skills and Identify Your MAS
  8. STEP 5: State a Powerful Objective
  9. STEP 6: Conduct Research on Jobs, Employers, and Communities
  10. STEP 7: Write Effective Resumes and Letters
  11. STEP 8: Network for Information, Advice, and Referrals
  12. STEP 9: Develop Winning Job Interview Skills
  13. STEP 10: Negotiate Salary and Benefits Like a Pro
  14. Develop a Powerful Plan for Making It On the Outside
  15. No More Firewalls! Navigating Today’s Digital World

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6 reviews for The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: The 10 Sequential Steps to Re-Entry Success (3rd Edition)

  1. T.K. Thompson

    I bought this book for my BF who was in jail at the time. He said he would set it down for a moment and another guy would pick it up and he’d have to ask for it back. I’ve never read it, but everyone at the jail enjoyed it and they are the ones who count. My bf got out and four days later had a job and that was a year ago. — T.K. Thompson

  2. Tree Daniels

    This is a really good book for someone who needs help. — Tree Daniels

  3. Amari

    If you have a criminal past, this book can assist you reentering into the job market. It is full of very useful information. — Amari

  4. Amazon

    Great product, timely delivery!

  5. Midwest Library Review

    Authoritative, comprehensive, thoroughly ‘real world practical’, exceptionally ‘user friendly’ in organization and presentation, and ultimately inspiring, “The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: The 10 Sequential Steps to Re-Entry Success” is vitally important for the personal reading lists of any and all ex-offenders trying to reenter the job market, and should be a part of every community library Jobs/Careers instructional reference collection, as well as Parole Office and Employment Services Office collections job guides for ex-offenders. — Midwest Library Review (Bookwatch), July 2018

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