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The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide, third edition.

The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide, third edition

Ronald L. Krannich

Impact Publications

9104 Manassas Drive, Suite N, Manassas Park, VA 20111

9781570233999, $13.95, PB, 144pp,

Synopsis: Now in a fully updated and expanded third edition, "The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide: The 10 Sequential Steps to Re-Entry Success" continues to be America's most widely used re-entry guide for job seekers. This user-friendly instructional guide serves as a personal re-entry counselor/coach for ex-offenders in transition to the Free World. It helps America's huge red flag population quickly find employment--77,000,000 citizens with criminal records; 11,000,000 people cycling through prisons, jails, and detention centers each year; and 650,000 prisoners annually released into communities.

Life can be hard for anyone living inside or outside a cage, but re-entry is especially hard for ex-offenders who have lost everything, including precious hope and optimism, and who lack job search smarts and digital skills. 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 steady job. 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?

"The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide" is a 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. This new edition of "The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide" also includes two special chapters on developing an action plan for re-entry success, and navigating today's challenging digital world.

Rich in insights and filled with practical examples, exercises, self-tests, and resources, "The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide" can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders because, written by one of America's leading career and correctional experts, it shows ex-offenders 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!

Critique: 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.

Michael Dunford

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Title Annotation:The Ex-Offender's Quick Job Hunting Guide: The 10 Sequential Steps to Re-Entry Success
Author:Dunford, Michael
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2018
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