Ex-offenders are often clients or participants in programs operated by many organizations—community-based organizations, post-secondary institutions, one-stop career centers, other training programs funded by JTPA, and welfare-to-work programs, to name some. Both ex-offenders and the professionals who work with them will benefit from this excellent, revised video that addresses the unique challenges that ex-offenders face when they look for work.
Real-life ex-offenders talk about looking for—and finding—jobs. Ex-offenders learn:
- Michael Farr's practical, self-directed job search techniques, with emphasis on the unique needs of ex-offenders.
- Why traditional job search methods—filling out applications, answering newspaper ads, and "shot gunning" resumes—are less effective for ex-offenders.
- The two most effective job search methods that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to find a job.
The toughest challenge for ex-offenders seeking work is the job interview. Special attention is given to the interview, and ex-offenders learn how to discuss their incarceration with potential employers; communicate their skills and strengths; and answer tough interview questions.