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Quick Job Search Guide for Ex-Offenders, Second Edition

Seven Steps to Finding a Job Fast

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Copyright: 2015

Size: 6 x 9

Michael Farr

  • Also available online in July 2016!
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than two-thirds of released offenders are rearrested within three years. Studies have shown that one of the top factors in preventing recidivism is steady employment. Yet many individuals transitioning out of incarceration lack the fundamental tools and information they need to conduct a successful job search.

Quick Job Search for Ex-Offenders provides offenders with job search guidance that speaks directly to their concerns, barriers, and goals. Ex-offenders gain skills and knowledge in the seven key stages of the job search:

  • Step 1: Create a Positive Image and Environment
  • Step 2: Identify Your Skills
  • Step 3: Identify Job Targets
  • Step 4: Get Your Documents in Order
  • Step 5: Use the Two Most Effective Job Search Methods
  • Step 6: Dramatically Improve Your Interviewing Skills
  • Step 7: Follow Up on All Job Leads

Quick Job Search for Ex-Offenders addresses many issues that individuals coming out of incarceration face, including:

  • Meeting basic needs.
  • Establishing a support network.
  • Identifying and emphasizing transferable skills.
  • Setting realistic occupational goals (within legal and educational restrictions) and taking the "long view" on career management.
  • Addressing their incarceration in resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviews.
  • Providing evidence of rehabilitation.
  • Taking advantage of federal hiring initiatives.

This booklet also includes two appendices, an "Essential Job Search Data Worksheet" that job seekers can use to fill out applications or create a resume, and a new appendix, "The First 30 Days on the Job," which gives ex-offenders tips for retaining employment and impressing their supervisor.

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Author Bio

James Michael Farr founded JIST Publishing and was a nationally recognized job search expert, multi-award winner and best-selling author of more than 20 career books, including The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book and Getting the Job You Really Want. He passed away in December 2010.

Widely known as America’s Career Expert, Farr was an important figure in the self-directed job search movement. His passion was empowering job seekers with the knowledge and skills they needed to take control of their own job searches, so that they’d be less reliant on outplacement and vocational services and counselors to find jobs for them.

In 1981, Farr founded JIST, which has been one of the nation’s largest career publishing houses for nearly 30 years. Farr’s ground-breaking job search and career planning books have sold more than 2 million copies and dominate the career shelves of bookstores and libraries across the nation. Farr is the primary author of the Best Jobs series, Top Careers series, and The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book.

During his lifetime, Farr received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. His books Getting the Job You Really Want, The Very Quick Job Search and Best Jobs for the 21st Century were finalists or winners of Benjamin Franklin Awards. Several videos based on Farr’s job search expertise and book content also have won prestigious Telly, Communicator, WorldFest, NY Film Festival and Videographer awards.