Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide: Make Smart Decisions for Redirecting Your Life! (4th Edition)


An ideal guide for anyone in transition, especially ex-offenders, military personnel, students, retirees, and women re-entering the workforce after a lengthy absence. The 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ trim size makes it the perfect personal reference companion.

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ISBNs: 978-1-57023-405-7 (paper) and 978-1-57023-406-4 (eBook).

By Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D.

#7142   Wow! A compelling give-away that really grabs attention and gets both read and used an action-oriented re-entry and life skills guide for anyone facing a major life-changing transition. Jam-packed with essential personal, job search, and employability information, this powerful little book is used by hundreds of workforce development programs, correctional institutions, and rehab facilities. Designed to help individuals make smart decisions and take effective action in key re-entry areas, its filled with essential:

  • self-tests
  • advice
  • strategies
  • checklists
  • forms
  • plans
  • resources

A large job search section helps users:

  • document personal and professional information
  • identify important attitudes and transferable skills
  • assess Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS)
  • state a clear objective or goal
  • complete job applications
  • write resumes and letters
  • conduct effective job interviews and follow up effectively
  • negotiate compensation and accept job offers

A special job survival and success section offers sound advice on the do’s and don’ts of being a successful employee as well as knowing when to move on to other jobs.

The guide also includes an important life skills section relating to:

  • education and training
  • attitudes and goals
  • housing
  • transportation
  • addiction and recovery
  • health and wellness
  • financial planning
  • community services
  • anger management

A special action planning section focuses on developing a:

  • monthly financial plan
  • housing plan
  • transportation plan
  • health and wellness plan
  • addiction and recovery plan
  • anger management plan

This section also helps users identify useful community-based services, develop a list of helpful contacts, organize a calendar for documenting appointments, and using key re-entry resources. A final section includes recommended re-entry resources, ranging from books to DVDs.

An extremely inexpensive and high-quality street-smart resource, which fits conveniently into pockets and handbags (3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″) for portability and quick reference, no one in transition should be without.

64 pages. Softcover. 4th Edition. Copyright © 2020. ISBNs: 978-1-57023-405-7 (paper) and 978-1-57023-406-4 (eBook).

EBOOK VERSION:  Browse and purchase through your favorite eBook distributor, such as Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.

PRICING: Inexpensively priced at $3.95 for a single copy. QUANTITY SPECIALS: 10 copies for $35.60; 25 copies for $84.00; 50 copies for $158.00; 100 copies for $277.00; 500 copies for $1,285.00; 1,000 copies for $2,370.00; 5,000 copies for $10,850.00; 10,000 copies for $19,800.00; 25,000 copies for $44,500.00; 50,000 copies for $79,000.00; 100,000 copies for $99,000.00. Available on the GSA Schedule.

THE AUTHOR: Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of today’s leading career transition writers who has authored more than 100 books, including several self-help guides for people with difficult backgrounds: No One Will Hire Me!, The Ex-Offender’s New Job Finding and Survival Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Assistance Directory, Best Resumes and Letters for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender’s Job Interview Guide, Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender’s Re-Entry Success Guide, The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide, The Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution, 99 Days to Re-Entry Success Journal, The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide, The Re-Entry Start-Up Pocket Guide, The Anger Management Pocket Guide, The Re-Entry Personal Finance Pocket Guide, and Re-Imagining Life on the Outside Pocket Guide. 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, and life skills.



We’re All in Transition  1

Documentation/Contacts  2

  • Personal Information 2
  • Health/Medical Information 4

Job Search Information and Skills  5

  • Education Snapshot 5
  • Education/Training Details 6
  • Work History/Experience 10
  • Other Noteworthy Experiences 13
  • Identify Good References 14
  • 10 Steps to Job Search Success 16
  • What’s Your Job Search IQ? 17
  • How’s Your Attitude? 20
  • Identify Your Transferable Skills 22
  • Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS) 23
  • State a Clear Objective or Goal 24
  • Complete Winning Applications 26
  • Avoid Common Resume Mistakes 27
  • Use the Internet and Email 29
  • Network Your Way to Success 30
  • Prepare Well for Job Interviews 33
  • Avoid Common Interview Errors 34
  • Deal With Red Flags 36
  • If You Have a Criminal Record 37
  • Prepare to Answer Key Questions 38
  • Ask Informative Questions 41
  • Close the Interview Right 42
  • Follow Up the Interview 43
  • Avoid 20 Salary Mistakes 44
  • Accept the Job Offer 45

Job Survival and Success  46

  • Survive and Thrive on the Job 46
  • 10 Job Survival Strategies 47
  • Conduct an Annual Career Check-Up 47

Life Skills and Action Planning  48

  • Monthly Financial Plan 48
  • Housing Plan 49
  • Transportation Plan 49
  • Health/Wellness Plan 50
  • Addiction and Recovery Plan 51
  • Anger Management Plan 51
  • Useful Community-Based Services 52
  • Key Contacts/Directory 53
  • Appointment Calendar 54
  • Checklist for Re-Entry Success 55

Key Re-Entry Success Resources  56

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