“Holds the potential of becoming one of the decade’s most significant books . . . A force for good in changing lives and conserving public resources.”
– Joyce Lain Kennedy, Syndicated Career Columnist
#9749 The latest edition of this ground-breaking guide offers seasoned advice to ex-offenders facing numerous barriers to employment. Indeed, finding a good job is the number one challenge facing hundreds of ex-offenders entering the Free World each day.
Successful re-entry is especially difficult for those who have lost everything, including hope and optimism. 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 behind the depressing fire walls of prisons, jails, and detention centers.
So what should ex-offenders do in order to land a good job? Where should they go? What strategies work best for them? The book provides important answers to many re-entry employment questions. Beginning with 20 myths/realities and 22 principles for success, one of America’s leading employment and re-entry experts reveals 10 steps to job and career success, from changing attitudes, seeking assistance, assessing skills, and setting goals to writing resumes, networking, interviewing, and negotiating compensation. Special chapters focus on job survival, advancement, and conquering the digital workplace.
Rich in insights and filled with practical examples, exercises, self-tests, and resources, here’s the book that can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders. It shows them how to contact employers who will want to hire them because of their unique talents, positive attitudes, and strong employer-centered motivations. Best of all, they learn how to find a job they both do well and enjoy doing as they go on to living a new and productive life centered around work, family, and community. Foreword by Joyce Lain Kennedy. 240 pages. Copyright © April 2021. ISBN 978-1-57023-411-8 (paper); 978-1-57023-412-5 (eBook). $25.95. SPECIALS: 10 copies for $239.95; 25 copies for $559.95; 50 copies for $1,049.00; 100 copies for $1,959.00; 500 copies for $8,999.00; 1,000 copies for $14,999.00.
ISBN 978-1-57023-411-8 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-57023-421-5 (eBook)
7 x 10 , 240 pages, © 2021
1. Getting a New and Improved Life
2. Be Truthful, Realistic, and Focused on Shaping Your Future
3. Examine and Change Your Attitudes
4. Seek Assistance and Become Proactive
5. Select Appropriate Job Search Approaches
6. Assess Your Skills and Identify Your MAS
7. State a Powerful Objective
8. Conduct Research on Jobs, Employers, and Communities
9. Write Effective Applications, Resumes, and Letters
10. Network for Information, Advice, and Referrals
11. Develop Winning Interview Skills
12. Negotiate Salary and Benefits Like a Pro
13. Starting Right, Surviving, and Advancing Your Career
14. No More Fire Walls Navigating Today’s Electronic World
THE AUTHOR: Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of America’s leading career and travel writers who has authored more than 100 books, including several bestsellers for ex-offenders: 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, The Re-Entry Start-Up Pocket Guide, and The Re-Entry Employment and Life Skills Pocket Guide.
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