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America's most widely used re-entry guide. This user-friendly book 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.Make no mistake -- life can be hard for anyone living inside or outside a cage. 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? 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 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, here's the book that can make a big difference in the lives of ex-offenders. 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.
About the Author
Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D., is one of today's leading career and travel writers who has authored more than 100 books. 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. He is the author of The Ex-Offender's New Job Finding and Survival Guide, Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders, The Ex-Offender's Re-Entry Success Guide, The Ex-Offender's Job Interview Guide, Overcoming Employment Barriers, No One Will Hire Me, The Anger Management Pocket Guide, The Ex-Offender's Re-Entry Assistance Directory, Military-to-Civilian Success for Veterans and Their Families, Jobs for Travel Lovers, and The Treasures and Pleasures of Thailand.